Education

Paucity of pupils

Enrollment in public schools is on the decline statewide, and the trend is even more pronounced in Alachua County.

From 2007-08 to this school year, statewide student enrollment numbers dropped by nearly 25,000 to 2,620,801, Florida Department of Education numbers show.

That's the lowest number since 2004.

Stan Smith, director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, said factors in the statewide enrollment reduction include a decline in the state's birthrate throughout the first half of the 1990s.

Florida Price Level Index 2008

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI), established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program, is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
02/03/2009
Author(s): 
Dewey, James; Denslow, David; Lotfinia, Babak
Pages: 
4 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2005

This report presents and discusses the 2005 editions of the Florida County Retail Price Index (FCRPI) and the Florida County Wage Index (FCWI), produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
11/22/2006
Author(s): 
Dewey, James F.; Denslow, David; Lotfinia, Babak T.
Pages: 
7 pages

Voters debate higher property tax

In a darkened classroom at Gainesville High, nearly 30 students sit at computer screens as teacher Tony Malo explains how to grab a picture from the Internet and post it to a Web page.

This is an introductory Web design class and, after this rudimentary exercise, the students will move on to designing Web pages and creating graphics and logos.

"I want to get these kids marketable," Malo said. "I want to show them skills that they can use to go out and make money."

Enrollment decline could mean trouble for Palm Beach County schools

For the third straight year, enrollment dropped in Palm Beach County's public schools, a change administrators blame on South Florida's high cost of living, faltering economy and shaky real estate market.

After years of struggling to keep up with increasing enrollment, administrators now warn that for the next few years a lower student population could bring unwanted consequences, including delayed construction projects and fewer elective classes.

Florida Price Level Index 2003

Established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program, the Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
01/01/2004
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
12 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2002

Established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program, the Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
01/01/2003
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
10 pages

Research on the Florida Education Finance Program-The FPLI, the Sparsity Supplement, and Discretionary Millage

In this report, we consider the accuracy and appropriateness of several aspects of the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) – the Florida Price Level Index (FPLI), the Sparsity Adjustment, and Discretionary Millage.

Publication Date: 
03/01/2004
Author(s): 
Dewey, James F.; Denslow, David; Lotfinia, Babak
Pages: 
134 pages

Florida Price Level Index 2004

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). In this role, the FPLI is used to represent the costs of hiring equally qualified personnel across school districts.

Publication Date: 
03/18/2005
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
7 pages

Florida County Retail Price and Wage Indices 2004

This report presents and discusses the 2004 Florida County Retail Price Index, the FCRPI, and the 2004 Florida County Wage Index, the FCWI, produced by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, BEBR, at the University of Florida.

Publication Date: 
11/30/2004
Author(s): 
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Pages: 
10 pages
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