Schools throughout all of Florida are receiving severe budget cuts as a result of the poor economy. Between this school year and the 2009-2010 school year, Brevard County alone will suffer a cut of over $14 million. Volusia with the second highest reduction will be losing $9.5 million. Orange County, although only the third on the list, will suffer the most. Orange County has nearly three times as many students as the other two counties mentioned.
These budget cuts are evident in all of the schools, however. Seminole County will lose $2 million. Lack of funds have affected more than just the school's teachers and administration. This year, Seminole County's Hagerty High School ran out of athletic funds before the spring season began. This caused all athletes to rely on fundraisers for all of their expenses.
Also at Hagerty High School, breakfast used to be free for all students. Now not only are the schools charging for breakfast, but the prices are going to rise next year. The lunch prices have already received an increase in pricing from the 2007-2008 school year to this year. It will now face another rise.
Hagerty High School has decided to take action. All teachers have asked their students to write letter to the state legislatures and the governor. Some have even offered extra credit.
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