For years now, small and medium sized mostly rural counties have received a little less per pupil funding than large counties. It adds up. Senator Hukill, Chair of the Senate Education Committee wants to fix it. See SB 1394.
Her county, Volusia, receives .9739 for every dollar allocated for public school students. Marion County receives even less, .9735. Very rural counties like Calhoun and Franklin are much lower at about .93 cents on the dollar. Across all students in the county, the funding loss can run into millions of dollars.