Editor’s Note: This is a problem not unique to this county and the source of the issue needs to be resolved. Federal money doesn’t grow on trees and our taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to pay for the education of Central America’s children.
The crisis of children crossing the border without their parents and filling up shelters in Miami-Dade county is becoming an impending issue in Florida’s public school system.
The issue was addressed at a Miami-Dade County School Board meeting on Wednesday, knowing those kids would end up in the school system.
“We have received about 300 students from Honduras over the past few months so recognizing the challenge, that crisis, we’re asking federal got to intervene,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.
Carvalho asked the board for support to request funds from the federal government for those children, known as unaccompanied children immigrants, primarily from Central America to cover their costs in school.
The board will request $1,950 per year per child in addition to what the state already puts in.
Local representatives are in full support of the move.