JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Florida's head hauncho is trying to help educators where it matters most-- their pocketbooks.
"I think it would be fantastic," teacher Shannon Mann said.
Wednesday, we asked teachers from Jeb Stuart Middle School their take on Governor Rick's Scott's new proposal. He wants to give Florida teachers debit cards to help pay for classroom supplies...so they won't have to fork over as much money as they do now.
"I know that our teachers do it just because that's what we love. We love to teach, so we're going to provide what they need even if the state does not," Mann continued.
Supplies don't run cheap. Teachers spend anywhere from $400 to $600 each year...which for some, is a hardship.
Governor Scott says private donations could be sought to help pay for the cards. In Duval County-- teachers get about $200 to spend on supplies, but with more technology items needed, they say that only goes so far.
In this day and age of doing a lot with a little-- Desirae Royal says she's for all the help she can get.
"With Title 1 funds being deceased...teachers have to come out of their pockets to spend a little bit more," she said.
Governor Scott plans to offer both lawmakers and the public more details of his proposal on Thursday.