The revisions Governor Scott proposed to the 2017 budget fall short. Our public schools have to maintain their air conditioning, roofs and science labs. We cannot divert money to privately owned charter facilities. As Governor Scott has said in his other veto messages this year,
“The following is vetoed because there is not a clear statewide return on investment for the renovation (or construction) of a facility not owned by the state.”
Charter schools are not owned by the state. Ask Governor Scott to veto sharing local property taxes for public schools with privately owned charters. Dividing the same amount of money among more schools only ensures no school is adequately funded.
SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com