TALLAHASSEE, FL– A bill that seeks to extend schooling from eight months to twelve months continues to make its way through the Florida Legislature.
Senate Bill 1564 which is sponsored by St. Sen. Linda Stewart of District 17 in Orange County, was passed unanimously in the Education Pre-K-12 committee on April 4th.
The bill is now scheduled to head to the Appropriations Committee on Education for a vote.
If the bill is passed, schools will begin the 12-month schooling regimen next year and continue the pilot program for the next four years.
It is unclear which schools will be subjected to the 12-month regimen. The Florida Education Commissioner will decide which districts will take part in the pilot program.
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