State Budget Funds Major Projects at New College
Florida's newly approved budget funds two major initiatives at New College of Florida: $3 million for a 22,000-square-foot addition to the Heiser Natural Sciences complex that will increase classroom, office and laboratory space by about 50 percent; and $500,000 for programming at the Center for Engagement and Opportunity, the College’s career services program. Gov. Rick Scott’s signing follows the state board of governors’ restoration of another $540,000 to New College’s budget, money initially withheld under the board’s performance metric system. The board has now restored the entire $1.1 million it withheld in June 2014.