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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4202        FILED ON: 3/20/2009

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3877

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Pam Richardson

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to public sc hool funding.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Pam Richardson

6th Middlesex


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act relative to public school funding.


 

              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.   The definition of “Foundation budget” in section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by adding the following:-

Further, for each school district, the foundation budget, minimum required local contribution, chapter 70 aid, and minimum required net school spending shall be calculated using the methodology underlying the distribution of chapter 70 aid in section 3 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2006; provided that, in calculating the foundation budget, the maximum target local contribution shall be 82.5 per cent of a municipality’s foundation budget; the effort reduction percentage shall be 50 per cent; and the calculation of down payment aid shall use a figure of 50 per cent of the positive difference between 100 per cent of a district’ target aid share and its prior year chapter 70 aid.

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