Friday, April 8, 2016

Alliance Legislative Report (99-41)

State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), the sponsor of the school formula re-write bill (SB 16) from two years ago, has proposed a new school funding formula. The text has been filed as Senate Amendment 1 on SB 231. According to the sponsor, the language starts with the basic components of SB 16 but with revisions that were discussed over the last two years. The basic premise will still be to direct state funding to those school districts that are in the most need.

Like in the original plan, it would collapse special education funding into the General State Aid (GSA) formula so those dollars would also be distributed based on need.