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Florida district leader pleads for storm recovery funds

April 12, 2019


Сalling on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, state lawmakers and leaders in Congress for help, Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt pleaded Thursday for financial relief to help the Panhandle district recover from Hurricane Michael.

Joined by school board members, county commissioners, a charter school leader and the president of the local teachers’ association, Husfelt said state legislators and members of Congress have let partisan politics get in the way of providing funds, and that without an additional $24.8 million for the 2019-20 school year, the district will likely have to lay off more than 500 employees.

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