Duval County school board approves budget
Nearly $1.7 billion budget slighty smaller than last year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County school board approved its tentative budget the 2016-2017 fiscal year at a meeting Thursday evening.
Board members gave the green light to a slightly smaller budget at nearly $1.7 billion -- down two percentage from last year's budget.
According to the Florida Times-Union, the board approved a lower millage rate for county property owners.
Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti said the reduction is due to a decrease in a required local effort that the state mandates for districts in order to qualify for education funding.
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