Local Aid Policy

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  • Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Education. TO:                  Joint Committee on Education FROM:            Senator William N. Brownsberger RE:                  House Bill 457 and Senate Bill 207, An Act to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission DATE:             October 17, 2013 I am writing in favor of An Act to revive […]
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  • The files on this page are related to the Education Aid series of pages on this website. 2012Versions of Supporting and Summary Material: Distribution Options Model Spreadsheet with community history detail (March 1 Version) Summary Powerpoint — “Fixing an Education Aid Glitch” (February 29 version) 2014 Updates of Supporting and Summary Material: Chapter 70 Spreadsheet […]
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  • The 2006 education aid reform was designed to allocate aid based on a better model of community ability to pay. It was intended that the new model would be phased in over 5 years. Since 2009 (Fiscal 2010), as a response to the financial crunch, we have made formula modifications that have tended to preserve […]
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  • Starting in Fiscal 2002, the state moved away from reliance on the statutory Chapter 70 formula, distributing education aid based on annually changing formulas written into outside Section 3 of the annual general appropriations act. It was increasingly recognized that, although Chapter 70 had been fairly successful in reducing disparities in education spending, it was […]
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Will Brownsberger
State Senator
2d Suffolk and Middlesex District