Florida voters approve $26.3M budget, elect school board members

Voters in the Florida Union Free School District approved a $26,255,573 budget on Tuesday, including funding to increase middle school and high school course offerings, upgrade playgrounds, strengthen professional development opportunities for staff, enhance district and building level safety and response plans and much more.

The 2024-25 budget received 341 votes for approval and 135 votes opposing it.

“We are ecstatic that with the community’s support, we are able to provide a quality education and environment for our students,” shared Superintendent Lisamarie Spindler. “We made a conscious decision to stay significantly lower than the allowable tax levy, while maximizing the funds we have in order to sustain and grow programs without putting extra burden on the taxpayers.”

Voters also elected Robert J. Scheuermann and Virginia Moore-Stam to fill two Board of Education seats. 

For more information on the contents of the approved budget, visit the 2024-25 Budget Information page.