Last week, at Dr. Philips High School, Governor Rick Scott presented 111 schools in Orange County with $10.3 million in school recognition funding. Governor Scott announced yesterday the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement.
Governor Scott said, “I am excited to recognize Orange County schools on their success and present more than $10.3 million in school recognition funding today. Florida teachers are helping prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders, and we are committed to providing our students with the resources they need to succeed. I look forward to seeing Orange County’s continued success as we work together to prepare every Florida student for the future.”
Orange County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins said, “I want to thank Governor Scott for visiting us today to recognize the success of Orange County schools and for honoring the hard work of our students, teachers, principals and staff. We are extremely proud of what our school district has accomplished and this funding will help us continue our mission of leading our students to success.”
For more information on the School Recognition Program, visit http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/accountability-reporting/fl-school-recognition-program.