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Periodic tweeting as warranted from the @worcesterpublic @WorcCPPAC meeting on FY20 at @WorcesterArt
@worcesterpublic @WorcCPPAC @WorcesterArt CPPAC is going to need a new co-chair at the end of the school year: parents needed!
...and we're jumping right in with a review by one of the chairs reviewing the #PROMISE Act
(they're swiping your bullet points, Sen @SoniaChangDiaz!)
I neglected to mention, BTW, that CPPAC tonight is up against a @worcesterart lecture on the female Viking warrior, which I'm not sure is competion a @Brian_E_Allen budget presentation has ever faced before.
Note from @Brian_E_Allen that the House, the Senate, and the Governor have all proposed school funding reform bills this year. #FBRC
@Brian_E_Allen I know already tweeted this, but of the $21M increase in the WPS budget for next year, $13.2M is inflation.

$15.6M would be an increase, "anyway" (aka not due to the changes recommened by Gov. Baker);
Gov's planned changes adds $5.3M to that.
3.75% is the highest it has been since 2009.
hm..."a technical change in Head Start" is part of the increase (of 290) in preschool enrollment for Worcester
Oh, yeah...and we got impact aid last year of $1.9M that was one time funding.
There's funding still around for impact aid (that can be used next year) but it hasn't been released by the state.
"We need an $11M or $12M increase in order to have level services for next year"

(that's a 3% increase)

Processing all the principals' requests would total $21M (additionally)...which we don't have. "So we have some work to do."
enrollment shifts and staffing changes will be also part of what needs to happen ahead of the WPS budget being released in May
Senate 238 & House 586
(that's the Promise Act)
House 576
House 70
(This is Gov Baker's bill)
gap of health insurance and special education together, statewide = $2.6 billion
"The entire difference" among the three bills in funding on the foundation budget is in how they handle the low income section
yay! Good question: what's an increment?
(this is a hard thing to explain, by the way. I find you almost need an illustration.)
(and you know you've succeed when the person who asked explains it back to you!)
on the bills:
"on special education, they're virtually the same"
"the problem is the recommendation of the Foundation Budget Review Commission is flawed"
the sped spending gap is $35M; will only give us $1.8M (in every bill)
"So, that's a problem."
Both the Gov's bill and the Promise Act do this booster thing with the health insurance rate; the Tucker bill takes a three year GIC average and then does some additional math
"the game changer on this is economically disadvantaged"
Gov's comes in at $4600+$181/pupil
Promise Act comes in at $8251/pupil for Worcester
"The Governor's using 50%; the Senate's using 100%" (referring back to the recommendations of #FBRC)
"within the Governor's bill, he is essentially eliminating charter school reimbursement for districts like Worcester"
The Governor's bill is $35M (over 7 years)
The Promise Act is $101.3M (over...we don't know how long; they determine as they go)
The House bill has too many unknowns to do a full estimate (over 5 years).
(for @worcesterpublic)
@worcesterpublic Question on how many years on PROMISE act phase in
Question on parents organizing on effective advocacy on #FBRC
@worcesterpublic (makes mental note as a parent asks about city contribution to run the comparison of Gateways again...1% is not good, methinks)
I thiiiiiink that was a "why are you spending this much on health insurance and special education?" question.
if I just heard this right, controlling for inflation, in several categories @worcesterpublic is spending less than in 2002.
Oh, and the May 8th meeting is next and is Supt. Binienda; parents encouraged to come and ask questions.
Deputy Supt. O’Neil says the @worcesterpublic subcommittees on the strategic plan are planning on having white papers by June
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