Okaloosa schools benefit from budget

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Governor Rick Scott

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Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM.


Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton county schools received nearly $440 million in total Florida Education Finance Program dollars, with each county’s percentage increase being above the state average.

An additional $30 million was also added to the budget to advance career technical education.

While Gov. Rick Scott vetoed just over $247,000 for the Northwest Florida Ballet Academie in Fort Walton Beach, he approved $250,000 for the Okaloosa County STEMM Middle School in Niceville.


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