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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2144         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3538

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Lori A. Ehrlich

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to education funding
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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

 

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

James B. Eldridge

 

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2144        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3538

By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3538) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to increase funding by the Commonwealth under the education foundation budget for public school districts.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to education funding
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              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after section 2, the following section:-

              Section 2A. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2, any other section of this chapter, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth shall appropriate and expend whatever funds necessary to establish a minimum funding contribution of not less than 17.5 per cent of the gross education foundation budget for each municipal, regional or other school district governed under this chapter.

              SECTION 2. The commonwealth shall fund each municipal, regional or other school district at the required rate of not less than 17.5 per cent of the gross education foundation budget, as established pursuant to section1, on or before June 30, 2014. Any municipal, regional or other school district currently funded at less than 17.5 per cent of the gross education foundation budget shall be phased into compliance by funding half of any funding deficiency in fiscal year 2013 and by funding the remaining deficiency in fiscal year 2014.

              SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

             

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