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Funding for VPK & Related Programs

Funding for VPK and Related Programs

Section 1002.71, Florida Statutes (F.S.), Funding; financial and attendance reporting.

(3)(a) A separate base student allocation per full-time equivalent student in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program shall be provided in the General Appropriations Act for a school-year prekindergarten program and for a summer prekindergarten program. The base student allocation for a school-year program shall be equal for each student, regardless of whether the student is enrolled in a school-year prekindergarten program delivered by a public school or a private prekindergarten provider. The base student allocation for a summer prekindergarten program shall be equal for each student, regardless of whether the student is enrolled in a summer prekindergarten program delivered by a public school or private prekindergarten provider.

(d) For programs offered by school districts pursuant to s. 1002.61 and beginning with the 2009 summer program, each district's funding shall be based on a student enrollment that is evenly divisible by 12. If the result of dividing a district's student enrollment by 12 is not a whole number, the district's enrollment calculation shall be adjusted by adding the minimum number of students to produce a student enrollment calculation that is evenly divisible by 12.