The Education Aftershock As SoFlo Accepts Students From Puerto Rico

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) just said “they ain’t payin”, so go figure it out SoFlo!”

An October 6th announcement from the FDOE says only schools that hit high enrollment of Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will get state help.

Hialeah Republican Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., the House Pre-K-12 education budget chairman, told the Herald/Times he’d spoken with DOE officials throughout the day to try to get answers and “to make the case that we’re going to have individual schools that are going to get clobbered by this.”
He posed the hypothetical of a school with 800 students, which would need to take in 200 Puerto Rican students to gain the extra funding. “What if they get 175, or 195? They get nothing?”

Read more here in the Miami Herald.

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