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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
once again an attempted merger in the ELL and literacy grant lines (and cuts it by about $200K)
institutional and correctional ed is up $181K
Adult ed up $4.3M "to implement the recommendations of the Black Advisory Commission and the Latino Advisory Commission" (that makes it $37M)
Regional transporation identical to last year: $68.8M
bit of a theme, as that is also true of:
non-residential student transportation ($250K)
McKinney-Vento reimbursement ($9M)
AP math and science ($2.8M)
school lunch ($5.3M)
school breakfast is down about $350K, which may be an earmark
**let's come back to Ch. 70**
sped circuit breaker up to $323M (from $319M)
office of accountability up to $925K from $906K
military mitigation DOWN $100K from $1.4M; now $1.3M
charter reimbursement is up to $106M from $90M
the Gov wants to change to a 100/60/40 model rather than 100/25/25/25/25 (kind of a moot point, since the out years aren't funded) AND there's something squishy going on with which districts get funded (AND I CAN'T FIND IT)
zeroes out:
innovation schools
accuplacer lines
MCAS/assessment line up about $100K to $32.2M
merging the extended learning time into the targeted intervention line and bumping the amount (note that those are underperforming district kinds of funding)
that makes the amount in total $26.5M
recovery high schools DOWN from $3.1M to $2.5M (which seems unwise?)
after school down to $2.5M from $4.2M which is mostly earmarks
safe and supportive schools down to $508K from $711K
Mass Academy, Youth Build, mentoring matching all the same amount as last year
regional bonus aid zeroed out (which probably means no one qualifies? Maybe?)
also just got:
circuit breaker main program is level funded (sorry, I should have checked)
Expectation is it'll be 70%
Regional transportation expected to be 76%
McKinney-Vento 37%
also I'm still trying to find the language (grr...not thhe outside sections; maybe it's in the bill?) that charter reimbursement is going to focus more on districts with significant growth rather than year to year small changes
(so don't get excited about that boost)
there's also the establishment of an education trust fund in the outside sections, administered by DESE, for deleading, college access, school safety, and a school improvement fund
It's paid for by, essentially, excess sales tax if that happens?
So those aren't "real" funds right now
OKAY, on Chapter 70, there's are several things going on.
The health insurance line is up by about 7%, which is an attempt, we're told, to bring it more in line with GIC increases.
(okay, real thing there!)

The other lines look as though they are up about 3.6%
HOWEVER, there are more changes going on with ELL and low income.

ELL, which you may remember went to an increment last year, stays an increment (three levels PK-5, 6-8, 9-12), bumps the elementary amount down a bit, and substantially boosts middle and high amounts.
on low income, the ten increments last year were $40 apart; this year, they're about $50 going up to just about $60 on the high end (concretrated need yields concentrations of aid) plus there's an additional $25.94/pupil for highest poverty/high ELL
let's see...and I already said $20/pupil and 100% effort reduction.

That's what I've got on the budget. I'll post a link here to the spreadsheet once I figure out how to boil down that Ch.70 piece.
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