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Leon County schools prepare to start up again

Leon County schools prepare to start up again
Leon County schools prepare to start up again
Posted at 5:06 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 14:29:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - School is about to start again in Leon County.

With Leon County School Board officials meeting Tuesday to discuss the budget, the question on some peoples' minds is how much of that money is going to teachers for school supplies.

Superintendent Rocky Hanna says that they are sending an additional $250,000 back to schools for classroom materials.

He says the money will be given to the principals to disperse to teachers based on the number of students in their classes.

Hanna says this was done partly to offset the out-of-pocket spending many teachers have to do to be able to provide for their classes.

He says he hopes the $250,000 being sent to schools for classroom supplies will not only positively effect teachers but also help parents combating rising costs for their children to be able to participate in school.

In addition, the budget proposal also includes: $1 million dollars added to the emergency fund, $2.7 million added to the unrestricted fund balance, $250,000 for schools to use to purchase school supplies and $350,000 for high schools to use to reduce costs of extra-curricular activities and athletics.

September 5th will be the final public budget hearing.

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