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State Budget Update

I just wanted to give you an update on the State Budget. Preliminary reports regarding the Senate’s substitute budget bill (HB 153) indicate that the following will be included:

• Restoration, for all districts, FY2011 levels of state foundation formula funding (minus stimulus dollars) for both FY2012 and FY2013.

• A $17/pupil award for all districts in which report card rankings were excellent or excellent with distinction.

• Removal of most of the language mirroring provisions in S. B. 5.

• Removal of most of the language inserted by the House that would liberalize charter and voucher authority.

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