Governor Scott honors schools with $15 million
SUNRISE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several South Florida schools were honored with a generous gift from Florida's governor.
Governor Rick Scott presented a check for more than $15 million to schools in Broward County that have shown improvement in student performance.
The presentation happened at Piper High in Sunrise, which was selected to receive some of the money because it went from a "C" to an "A" school.
Schools can use their award for faculty or staff bonuses or buy educational equipment. "It's wonderful to be able to give a check of $15 million to these schools, where they can do something that fits for their school," said Florida Governor Rick Scott (R).
More than 100 schools were awarded money, which comes from Florida's school recognition program. "I know every teacher has put in their own money, my mom is a teacher as well," said student Blair Hirt. "I know she spends so much money making sure every student has a fair place in the school, making sure everyone has notebooks and papers when the school can't provide it for them."
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