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High court OK’s ballot language for Dade mayor’s pre-K proposal


July 12, 2002
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Elaine de Valle
The Miami Herald

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday approved the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment to expand pre-kindergarten education statewide to 4-year-olds — a measure sponsored by the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Alex Penelas. If the measure is approved, the expanded pre-K program would be phased in by 2005, which Penelas says would allow the Legislature time to get the funding.