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November 30, 2018  RSS feed
Schools

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DeSantis visits So. Florida Jewish day school

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez, center, stand with their hands over their hearts as the American flag is raised at the Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort LauderdaleGovernor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez, center, stand with their hands over their hearts as the American flag is raised at the Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale
In their first official visit to South Florida since winning the recount, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor elect Jeanette Nunez met with Teach Florida’s leadership in a roundtable discussion and visit to Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale. DeSantis stressed his strong support for school choice programs, including tax credit scholarships used by more than 105,000 students in non-public schools around the state, of which 2,800 students are attending Jewish day schools.

Teach Florida, a member of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, supports the expansion of scholarship and school choice programs.

“Governor-elect Desantis’ strong commitment to deliver more school choice options to more families will help make Jewish education an affordable reality for more families,” said Mimi Jankovits, Teach Florida executive director.

DeSantis also stressed his concern about Jewish school security. “I am 100 percent behind this funding,” he said.

Teach Florida championed non-public Jewish school security in 2017, in a bill sponsored by state Rep. Randy Fine who also participated in the school visit. In the last two years, the state has appropriated $2.65 million in security funds to Jewish schools.


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