If you followed the discussion at Monday's Joint Committee, Councilor Bergman (in particular) was intrigued about this missing $12 million, from the 2010 calculation of the foundation budget, in which the state used a different quarter to calculation the inflation that year.
This Tuesday's City Council agenda has the two orders coming out of that meeting that resulted:
FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION - Request City Manager request the City
Solicitor render an opinion as to legal options in recovering the 2010 miscalculated
foundation education formula dollars ($12,000,000.00) and whether or not there is an
applicable statute of limitations.
FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION - That the City Council does hereby go
on record requesting the State Legislature to include in the final FY17 Chapter 70 state
budget an adjustment to the 2010 skipped quarter for the foundation budget inflation
factor, as referenced in the final Foundation Budget Review Commission Report, that
would provide the Worcester Public Schools an additional $12,000,000 in state aid.
Note that the latter would be for THIS budget being discussed now: FY17.