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Legislature to take up funding formula

June 9, 2010

Finance committees in both houses of the General Assembly are scheduled to debate a funding formula today intended to more fairly distribute state aid to school districts.

Some school committees have raised concerns about the proposal, saying many districts will lose significant amounts of state funding.

Advocates of the funding formula say the current disbursement of state aid is unfair to many districts because it does not take current enrollment or community wealth into account.

State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist has made passage of the funding formula a priority for her department this year.

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