PUBLIC SCHOOLS, DIVISION OF; STATE GRANTS/K-12 PROGRAM - NON FEFP (Program)Governor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$225,372,9390.00$294,695,0180.00($69,322,079)0.00
 

 
Policy Area:  ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Issue:            CONTINUATION OF EDUCATION INITIATIVES - TECHNOLOGY

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes an increase of $3,510,000, for a total of $4,150,000 in funding, for the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT). The additional funding used to expand FSSAT to support the Department of Education developed statewide threat assessment database required in s. 1001.212, F.S. The database will be available for use by all public schools, including charter schools, and will address early identification, evaluation, early intervention, and student supports. The database must include the following: a threat assessment; an evaluation to determine if threat is transient or substantive; a response to substantive threat, which includes school response and the role of law enforcement; a response to serious substantive threat, including mental health and law enforcement referrals; ongoing monitoring; and training for members of threat assessment teams and school administrators. FSSAT is a secure online risk assessment tool that assists in school emergencies, crisis preparedness planning, security crime and violence prevention policies/procedures, physical security measures, operational practices, school-community collaboration, etc.