Schools to Get More Than $700M for Construction

Budget negotiators on March 6 agreed to spend more than $700 million on school construction projects.

Sat March 14, 2015 - Southeast Edition
Gary Fineout - ASSOCIATED PRESS


Budget negotiators on March 6 agreed to spend more than $700 million on school construction projects.
Budget negotiators on March 6 agreed to spend more than $700 million on school construction projects.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) State legislators are going to set aside millions for a new downtown campus of the University of Central Florida as well as $75 million for the state's charter schools.

Budget negotiators on March 6 agreed to spend more than $700 million on school construction projects.

Legislative leaders have agreed to borrow the money to help pay for school construction. Gov. Rick Scott has been opposed to borrowing money for construction projects in the past.

The Florida Board of Governors recently approved UCF's plans for a 68-acre parcel of land that used to be the location of the arena where the Orlando Magic played. Legislators have agreed to set aside $20 million for the project.




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