Performance Funding

FAMU President Elmira Mangum (green) and Provost Marcella David (orange) address the Florida Board of Governors. (6/22/16)
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Florida A&M University is in line to get more than $25.5 million in performance funding. That’s due to making progress on the state’s university report card.

Florida Board of Governors

Florida A&M University is out of the bottom spot this year, climbing to number eight under Florida’s performance-based funding system.

The program doles out additional funding to schools based upon how they perform in a range of metrics, such as graduation rate, student loan debt, and number of graduates in science and technology-based degree programs.

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A massive education bill covering everything from a teacher bonus program to school construction is rolling out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. It’s getting to the point in the legislative session when trains start to leave the station.

Florida’s public community and state colleges are now part of the state’s performance funding system. The schools will be ranked according to four metrics that will determine whether they’re eligible for additional state funding.


Florida Board of Governors

Florida’s 12 public universities are discussing their annual strategic goals before the state university system governing board. The move comes as the system moves ahead with its performance-based evaluation and funding system. / Florida Board of Governors

Florida’s public universities will risk more money this year in an effort to convince Florida lawmakers to give them additional funds. The state university system governing board wants the legislature to increase the public university budget by more than $200 million,  half of which would be awarded based on individual schools’ performance.

Florida Department of Education

This year Florida’s colleges are trying to get in on the state’s performance funding scheme for higher education.

The colleges want Florida lawmakers to award them additional funds based upon how well they do in terms of graduation rates and other metrics: similar to how universities now get extra dollars. Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna says what the colleges will be evaluated on is still under consideration:

*Correction: The Tax Credit Scholarship provides low-income students with a tuition subsidy to attend private schools. The subsidies are not based on whether a student previously attended a low performing school, as originally stated in this article.


Many of the education priorities outlined by House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz were already in the works before the two met with reporters. But the changes got a boost when the leaders pushed them to the top of a fairly long list of legislative priorities.

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Florida legislative leaders are pushing a big education agenda this year that features revamped higher education funding proposals and an overhaul to the state’s embattled school grading formula.

Florida’s universities will be further pitted against one another under a revised funding model approved by the state university governing board.

The board overseeing Florida’s public universities doled out $20 million in extra funding to the schools Thursday.  The legislature allocated the money as additional performance-based funding, but some university officials say three performance measures used to allocate those dollars, don’t go far enough.