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Public School Funding Task Force

The Public School Funding Task Force was created by the Legislature (Laws of Florida: 2000-181) to examine the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) and to recommend alternatives to the Speaker of the House, President of the Senate and Governor of Florida. This legislation also provides that the FEFP, as it presently is conceived, must be replaced by 2004.

The charge to this Task Force is to craft a replacement for the FEFP and to present drafts to the Legislature and Governor's Office. After the draft recommendations have been examined by the Governor, Speaker, and President, the Task Force is to hold public hearings in each of the five educational districts, gathering public suggestions and concerns regarding the proposed alternatives to the Florida Education Finance Program.

The final step for this Task Force will be to propose legislation that will supplant the present FEFP.

If you have questions about the The Task Force, please call Dale Hickam (850-487-5140) or send email to

Quick Links
* Task Force Main Page
* Task Force Members
* Meeting Schedule
* Meeting Summaries

Staff Email
* Dale Hickam, Deputy Staff Director, Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Appropriations
* Marjorie Langston, Administrative Assistant, Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Appropriations
* Jay Starling, Director, Office of Legislative Services
(850) 488-4173
* Jim Guthrie (or Joyce Hilley)
(615) 322-7372