Special Legislative Session Includes Education Funding

State lawmakers getting ready to return for a special legislative session Wednesday on the budget and they'll be talking about money for education.

The original budget sent to Governor Rick Scott included $20 billion for education, with $11 billion of that coming from the state.  House and Senate leaders reportedly added $215 million to that budget.  Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says is a step in the right direction.

"They have agreed to at least consider a $100 increase per student, which is significantly higher than what was expected which was barely $24 per student," said Sup. Carvalho.

He says Miami-Dade County public schools will continue to hold town hall meetings on the state education budget.

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