There is a lot of momentum in this legislative session to change our local school aid formula and provide more aid to local schools. The new math will work differently for each of the three communities that I represent – Belmont, Boston and Watertown.
As a result of the recent increase in the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower end to 12 for purposes of adjudicating juvenile delinquency, Senator Brownsberger’s office has received a number of inquiries as to how the court system, a school system, or other entities might respond to problematic behaviors by a child under the age of 12.
Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs due October 15!
Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed down a decision that blocks the proposed surtax on incomes over $1 million.
After the recent closure of Mount Ida and its acquisition by UMass Amherst, we have received questions about how this decision was made and the authority that UMass has to make this kind of decision. This post is intended to explain the structure of UMass, and their relationship with the Board of Higher Education and […]
Overall, state aid to schools is inadequate. I hope we can pass the “millionaire’s tax” this November and use the proceeds to increase school aid under a simpler, more rational formula.