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More AP Classes Could Cost Districts Millions

Florida Education
Posted at 7:14 AM, Jun 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-19 03:19:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida school districts are saying that a recent bill allowing high school students to take more Advanced Placement classes will cost them millions.

County school superintendents told the state Board of Education on Tuesday that the change will cost the district between $40 million and $60 million annually.

While the state funds K-12 education at five hours daily, schools say they may have to provide eight hours of classes to meet the mandate. AP courses count as college credit, allowing some students to finish their college and university studies in less than four years.