The Miami-Dade County School Board will meet Wednesday to slightly lower the tax rate for the $2.9 billion general fund budget.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says the budget will increase school spending by $43 million while also reducing the property tax rate.

Carvalho says he is proud to honor his commitment to taxpayers to have them pay a lower tax rate last year toward schools.

The proposed budget will increase spending for teachers and counselors.

No teachers will lose their jobs for financial reasons, and the board will add more school police officers.

And, in addition, hundreds of millions of dollars will be committed to student-choice programs.

Further, $35 million dollars are intended to go to reserves, since tax revenues may fall short of the property appraisers projections.






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