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Senate numbers, almost entirely, including the higher low income rates (decile 10 tops out at $4589).
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7035-0002 for adult education is $38,295,000, which is a $195K increase over the House, but it's an earmark
the $73,856,506 for regional transportation reimbursement (7035-0006) is the same as the House
7035-0007 is vocational transportation; the House didn't fund; the Senate has $250K, same as the Gov.
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It’s House Ways and Means budget week, #MAEdu, and I think we are due for a gif thread on what to look for!
First, I’m tracking the K-12 #mabudget accounts over here:…
I’ll update that after House Ways and Means is released on Wednesday.
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Ok, let's go
Takes early college from $1.75M to $3M, focus on STEM, under-served, Black Advisory Commission and the Latino Advisory Commission rec'dations
DESE line cut by the earmarks (no surprise there)
METCO down $40K
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Ok, @MA_Senate budget tweeting thread is going to be spotty today, but here's a few things:
$30/pupil minimum increases
$40/decile on the low income rate #MAEdu
There is BOTH a regional district budget review commission AND a local contribution review commission (the Senate is really opening some cans of worms there!)
There is NOT #FBRC language, so it looks as though @MA_Senate is putting all of its eggs in this basket today.

(sorry, getting carried away on the animal metaphors)
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Ok, I'm not convinced I have nailed down the best way of talking about this yet, but I think it's good to get some things out around #MAEdu regional schools transportation, especially as we see the #mabudget debate juggle it.
The principle is Massachusetts has some teeny districts and had more of them. There can be advantages (financial and otherwise) to teeny districts joining up.
That's where a whole bunch of MGL Ch. 71 comes in.
MGL Ch. 71 sec. 16C sets a 1 1/2 mile limit, but then says:
the "district shall be obliged to provide transportation for all school children in grades kindergarten through twelve...
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