Legislative Update: Senate Votes To Fully Fund K-12 Formula

Legislative update: Senate votes to fully fund K-12 formula

Republican split leads Senate to fully fund K-12 formulaThe General Assembly had a historic moment April 25 when a bipartisan coalition of senators agreed to fully fund a state formula that allocates money to school districts.Ten Republicans joined all nine Senate Democrats to amend the recommendation of the Senate Appropriations Committee and fund the formula, over the objections of Republican leadership.Senators forcefully debated whether to fully fund the foundation formula, which was created to depoliticize school funding and enforce a mechanical way to calculate how much each district should get in state money. Once the formula is fully funded, …

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