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Florida Lawmakers Slash Half-A-Million Dollars In Funding For Beloved Miami Arts High School

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Scene from the film ‘Moonlight,’ written by New World School of the Arts alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney. ";s:

A number of distinguished filmmakers, screenwriters and dancers have graduated from Miami’s New World School of the Arts. That list includes Tarell Alvin McCraney, who's play was adapted into the Oscar-winning film "Moonlight." 
But the high school's unique programs are now in jeopardy after the Florida Legislature this past session slashed all of the school's supplemental state funding by $500,000, according to The Miami Herald

Several Miami-Dade lawmakers were involved in making this year's state budget including Rep. Manny Diaz Junior (R-Hialeah) and Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami.)

A spokesperson for the Florida Senate said in a statement that there was less money to go around this year due to the state’s response to the mass shooting in Parkland.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.