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2022 Florida Legislatureʼs Historic VPK Funding Sets New Course for Early Learning

May 03, 2022

The 2022 Florida Legislature set a new trajectory for Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program, infusing $52 million in recurring state funds to raise the base student allocation (BSA) by $317 per child. In addition, the Legislature appropriated an additional $100 million for VPK programs that agree to raise VPK teacher pay to a minimum of $15 an hour, lifting the BSA an additional $618 per child. Thus, VPK programs that agree to the $15 an hour pay will receive a BSA increase of $935 per child!