Senator Brownsberger has heard from many concerned parents about budget cuts to certain public schools in Boston. Budget allocations are, of course, up to the BPS, but he has worked to get more state aid for education.
This coming year, some schools are up and some are down, as this statement from the Mayor’s Government Relations Director explains:
“BPS is still using the Weighted Student Funding model, this has not changed. The BPS FY15 budget allocates $5 million more to schools through WSF compared to last year, but under this model just over half of the schools will see budget reductions and just under half will have budget increases. The key factor is corrections in our FY14 enrollment projections: Just over half of our schools are experiencing reductions in enrollment projections, driven mainly by over-projections in FY14 and corrections for FY15 based on actual enrollment trends.
I think the most helpful resource is here: http://bostonpublicschools.org/budget which shows enrollment and budget calculations for each school.”