Funding Public EducationEach year, the Commonwealth calculates a Foundation Budget that establishes minimal levels of education funding in individual cities and towns across Massachusetts. Simultaneously, local officials work to identify and allocate funds for public schools. Join The Research Bureau and the Worcester Education Collaborative to learn how state and local funding for public education is determined.
Part I: Chapter 70 and Local Education Funding
November 12, 2014 - 7:45-9:00 a.m.
Worcester County Registry of Deeds, 100 Front Street, Worcester
Panelists:Brian Allen, Worcester Public Schools
Benjamin Forman, MassINC & Gateway Cities Innovation Institute
Luc Schuster, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Thomas Zidelis, City of Worcester
Timothy McGourthy, The Research Bureau, Moderator
Part II: Balancing the Needs of the Schools and the Needs of the City
December 3, 2014 - 7:45-9:00 a.m.
MCPHS University, 25 Foster Street, Worcester
Panelists:Edward Augustus, City of Worcester
Melinda Boone, Worcester Public Schools
June Eressy, Worcester Public Schools (ret.)
Mayor Joseph Petty, Worcester City Council & Worcester School Committee
Jennifer Davis Carey, Worcester Education Collaborative, Moderator