House Committee Revises Funding Plan To Provide Aid To Local School Districts

Apr 4, 2014

The House Appropriations Committee has revised its school funding plan to be more generous in providing aid to local school districts.

The State Supreme Court ruled in March that lawmakers created inequalities between school districts by cutting education funds.

The bill is designed to satisfy the ruling’s call to increase funding.

It contains an additional $141 million dollars in aid for those districts for the next school year.

The committee had proposed trimming aid to all districts for their transportation programs, online classes and programs for at-risk children. It had also considered reducing payments for teacher pensions.

It backed off almost all of those reductions Thursday night.

The committee approved the plan last night on a voice vote.

The full House will debate the measure today.