Historic City News received some great news for St Johns County teachers from the Executive Office of the Governor this week when Governor Rick Scott unveiled the new Florida Teacher Classroom Supply Assistance Program, administered by Chase Bank,
The program’s debit cards will allow teachers to buy classroom supplies tax-free all year long.
“We worked to secure $480 million for teacher pay raises and additional resources for school supplies,” told reporters Friday. “Teachers will now have the funding they need to buy classroom supplies without reaching into their own pockets.”
Scott recognized the hard work and dedication of our teachers, saying that the Sunshine State has jumped to the top ten in the nation for the overall quality of its education system.
“Supporting Florida’s teachers is a vital part of our ongoing commitment to make Florida the best place in the world to find a job and raise a family,” Scott said.