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Settlement to Help Schools

September 12th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Florida schools are $265,000 richer tonight thanks to a settlement by the Attorney General. The State accused CD distributors of inflating prices. The state sued the five largest distributors, and settled. The funds will be going to Title I schools where more than 75% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Commissioner of Education Jeannie Blomberg says teh money wil be used for equipment We have 380 schools in the state with several thousand elementary students that will benefit by having additional equipment for their music program. And also its just the important recognition of to direct these dollars there, in supporting a program that is so important to our children.

The state has already distributed more than 4 million dollars in free CDs as a result of the settlement.

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