Saturday, April 10, 2010
After the legislative session ends in March, it always seems like education news takes a breather. April is usually a slow month for such updates. Schools begin winding down, the legislators take needed vacations, and I watch baseball. (After one week, my fantasy team is in first place!)
But today there was a lot of news, and with this week's directors' and business managers' meetings, we should get some important news about how the legislative session impacted schools.
One secret: The legislature increased "Local Replacement Funding" from $1443 to $1607 per student, but only appropriated enough for about 42,000 students. Charter schools themselves project enrollment of 47,000, which would reduce LRF below last year's level to $1436. Ouch.