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Senators weighing education options

Posted: April 18, 2014 - 12:04am

JUNEAU — One of the last major bills to come together in the Senate this session could be the education package.

Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer says members are trying to figure out what they want in their version of HB278. Meyer has charts in his office breaking down elements that have been proposed as part of the bill and issues that could be incorporated, such as a study on the per-pupil funding formula.

One hot-button issue is funding. The House proposed roughly a $300 increase in the base student allocation over three years plus $30 million in one-time funding for districts.

Meyer favors a three-year approach to help districts better plan but says it hasn’t been decided whether funding would be in the formula, outside it or a combination.

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. Shannara
. Shannara 04/18/14 - 07:53 am
It doesn't matter how much

It doesn't matter how much you fund the base cost for students. The administration will keep on using the money for other things ....

Shouldn't the money actually be used for the students instead of the administration?

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