Legislative news 12-06-2004

Cerra, Bob
December 2004
Florida Media Quarterly;Winter2004, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p20
The article informs that the Florida Board of Education asked the Governor and Legislature to support a 20% increase for school library media materials. Included in the 2005-2006 Legislative Budget Request of the Florida Board of Education were increases in funding for school library materials and SUNLINK while the State Library's request included funding to expand the State Virtual Library to include all students. The request noted that the item had not been increased in the past several years, that the item strongly supported the Governor's main goal of 100% literacy, and that growth in the number of students, schools and inflation had dramatically reduced the value of the previous allocation.


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