Gov. Rick Scott handed out $14.2 million in oversized checks to some of the best schools in four counties Thursday, and continued stressing his support for teachers as he talked about his priorities for the legislative session.
“It’s a great day for the state that we can do this,” Scott said after a news conference to hand out the “school recognition funds” the state Department of Education typically gives top-rated schools each year. This year, it is distributing $134 million statewide. Recognition funds must be used on employee bonuses, equipment or temporary staff to boost student achievement.
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