House Democrats blocked a move to waive the rule that lawmakers must have 48 hours to review the budget compromise before voting on it. A compromise to extend the session for one day was ultimately reached. Both chambers will convene today, Sunday February 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to consider the budget compromise.
Click here to see the House Budget Briefing Presentation that was given on the budget compromise.
Click here to see the Senate Budget Presentation about the budget compromise.
Click here to see the Summary of School Division Distributions under the budget compromise.
The full Conference Report is available here.
Highlights of the budget, as it pertains to public education, include:
- $72.8 million for the state share of an additional 2% salary increase effective September 1, 2019
- $34.7 million over the biennium to the Supplemental Lottery Per Pupil Amount allocation
- Expands the At-Risk Add-on initiative maximum top of range to 14.5% and 16.0% and adds $24.9 million over biennium
- $12.0 million in FY20 for additional school counselors
- Increases the annual allocation for School Security Equipment grant awards from $6 million to $12 million
- Increases the annual school division grant award cap amount for School Security Equipment grants from $100,000 to $250,000