Monday, January 17, 2011

65% Solution – Bill Reported out of House Education Committee

You may recall that last year, a version of the “65% solution” was passed by the House and then killed in the Senate.  That same bill was reintroduced this year by Del. Loupassi as HB 1416.  The bill requires school boards to allocate at least 65% of their operating budget to “instructional spending” and requires the Board of Education to define that term.  We opposed this bill, however, it was reported out of the House Committee today by a vote of 11 to 9.  (Last year the Committee’s vote was 13 to 8 in favor of the bill.) We will continue to oppose this bill.