Gov. Rick Scott to increase education spending

DERAY BEACH, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott wants billions of dollars to be invested in Florida's education system.

Gov. Scott visited S.D. Spady Elementary in Delray Beach where he said he wants to spend more money per-student than any past Florida governor.

The governor says the state will invest more than 18 billion dollars in education, which will lead to jobs for students in the future. "18.84 billion dollars for K through 12 education. That's historic, that's the largest in state history and look our economy plus getting better. We need to invest in our kids."

Governor Scott says lawmakers will take up the budget when they return to session in march.

Scott's budget request for education will also include $2 billion for state colleges and $3.59 billion for the state university system.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report
 

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