Florida voters approve $23.5 million budget

Voters in the Florida Union Free School District approved the 2021-2022 school budget Tuesday, May 18, with 73.8 percent of voters in favor of the $23,537,680 spending plan.

This approved budget increases spending by $837,915 over the current year’s budget. The tax levy is increasing by $196,435 or 1.26 percent, under the district’s tax cap as defined by the state.

The district is receiving an additional $408,590 in state and federal aid.

Two incumbents, Robert J. Scheuermann and John T. Redman II, will return to the board. A third candidate, Steven Vega, withdrew his candidacy before the vote.

“I am grateful to the residents of the Florida Union Free School District for their continued support of the district, students and staff,” said Superintendent Jan Jehring. “The ongoing cooperation from the community during this challenging time has been meaningful to all of us.


The unofficial results

Budget proposal

Yes – 195

No – 69


Board of Education candidates

Robert J. Scheuermann* – 225

John T. Redman II* – 183