Governor Rick Scott Welcomes Lafayette County School District to the Florida Teachers Debit Card Program
APALACHICOLA, Fla. – Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott welcomed Lafayette County School District to the Florida Teacher Classroom Supply Assistance Debit Card Program, giving their teachers the opportunity to buy tax-free classroom supplies.
Governor Scott said, “Lafayette County teachers will be able to use the tax-exempt ID number on every debit card to shop for school supplies tax-free for the entire year. I encourage all Florida school districts to follow the lead of Lafayette, Miami-Dade, Hamilton, Hendry, Jefferson, Levy and Orange County school districts and enroll in this great program for their teachers.”
Lafayette County school teachers join their colleagues in Miami-Dade, Orange, Hamilton, Levy, Hendry and Jefferson County School Districts in the program
that provides an average of $250 tax-free for each teacher in participating districts to spend on classroom supplies. This program was part of the Governor’s comprehensive education package including teacher pay raises and record funding for K-12 education last legislative session. Broward County School District will participate in the program next year.
With the Teacher Classroom Supply Debit Card, teachers can buy supplies tax-free and purchase products at a reduced rate from the Florida state term contracts and discounts available on the VISA website. Teachers interested in the debit card should contact their school district to encourage the district to enroll in the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Debit Card Program.