Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May Board of Ed: FY17 update

The Board's update is here
Chester: Senate W&M budget has been released, Senate considering amendments to the budget "as we speak"
"today marks the beginning of floor debate by the full Senate"
if tradition follow suit, they'll wrap up late Thursday or early Friday
on balance, the Senate having the latest tax figures
has increased funding in our budget:
$100M above current spending
it's investment in local aid accounts
it's really $10M above the House
different in the kindergarten program: House continued status quo, Senate appropriated $2M for an $18M program
$10M above current for circuit breaker
did not support initiatives in STEM arena
"it's pretty much what we face each year" funding focused on local districts
strong budget in financing local school districts
Wulfson: Senate outside section on FBRC implementation
Senate finalize this week; conference committee early June; consolidated budget going to Governor to be signed by July 1

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