Bay District officials blast education bill

A day after the Florida Legislature narrowly passed a massive, hodge-podge $419 million education bill (HB 7069), Association of Bay County Educators President Alexis Underwood stood before the Bay District School Board and urged every parent and property owner to call Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to veto it.

Underwood decried the process behind the bill, which she said took measures voted down in committee and added them to the 278-page conforming bill “in the middle of the night” Friday before putting them forward for a vote Monday.

“We can do better than this,” she said. “They owe us better than this.”

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