DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

Vermont ACLU Threatens to Sue Over School Spending Cap; Lawmakers Maintain Law is Constitutional

July 27, 2015

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the state over a variable cap on school spending that was enacted in the last legislative session. The nonprofit group is actively seeking plaintiffs for a lawsuit against the state. Allen Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont ACLU, told a state education […]

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Supreme Court to Take Up Kansas School Funding Equity in November

July 27, 2015

An ongoing Supreme Court case on whether the state of Kansas needs to increase school funding will hang over at least one more legislative session, and possibly two. Oral arguments on whether Kansas funded schools in low-income districts equitably with higher-income districts are scheduled for Nov. 6. The court won’t take up whether total funding […]

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Clear Vision Needed on Iowa Public School Funding

July 27, 2015

Disagreements on school funding dominated debate during the 2015 legislative session. Legislative leaders hit an impasse, failing to meet legislative deadlines. A $55.7 million piece of their hard-won compromise was then vetoed by Gov. Terry Branstad. Ensuring Iowa leads the nation in education will take a forward-thinking agenda on school funding from all elected officials […]

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Opinion- Buckle up: Levy Shake-Up Needed to Fix School Funding

July 27, 2015

THERE’S much to celebrate this year for our public schools, including the largest K-12 funding increase in state history. For those of us in the Legislature working to satisfy the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision on school funding, however, there’s still one very important task to complete: eliminating our reliance on local levies to fund competitive […]

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California: Fremont School District Passes $327 Million Budget for 2015-16

July 24, 2015

Fremont Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously June 24 to approve a $327 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which went into effect July 1. The revenue budget is more than 13 percent higher than last year — and despite a 5 percent spike in spending, forecasts a surplus of more than […]

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