Statement on Gov. Scott Signing Student-Centered Budget

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, the Foundation for Florida’s Future released the following statement on the signing of Florida’s 2018-19 budget by Governor Rick Scott.

“I thank Governor Rick Scott, President Joe Negron, Speaker Richard Corcoran and members of the Florida Legislature for their commitment to prioritizing student safety, empowering families with educational opportunity and continuing vital education programs that promote student equity.

“Florida’s commitment to providing each and every student with access to a quality education has led to nearly two decades of sustained student academic improvement.

“Along with the budget, leaders passed student-centered legislation this session that will better prepare Florida’s students for success in the next grade level and in life.”

Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future


Florida’s 2018-19 budget includes increases to programs that expand educational opportunity and increase college and career readiness, including:




Solution Areas:

College & Career Pathways, Educational Choice & Options


Charter Schools, Education Funding