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Schools receive three percent increase, one-time dollars in budget

The final days of the 88th legislative session entailed a lot of listening and waiting as members of the House and Senate passed or tabled a variety of bills, but the end result proved worth it.

 

School districts will receive a three percent increase – the first full increase in four years – raising the per-student allocation to $4,626 for the 2013-14 school year.

 

In addition, the legislature approved $5.8 million in one-time funds be appropriated to schools for FY13. The one-time appropriation equates to $45 per student.

 

“We have to walk away from legislative session very pleased with the work of our legislators,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “K-12 schools are going to get three percent, one-time money on top of that and the conversation to improve the ongoing funding source for schools was very positive.”

 

ASBSD will also host three webinar sessions recapping legislative session on Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. An email with additional information will be sent next week to board presidents of each member school.

 

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