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Conference Committee Comes to Agreement on Budget

05.21.2017 — On Saturday, the conference committee working on the state budget bill, SB 1, announced that it had completed its work.

The compromise budget adds about $530 million in public education funding above what is anticipated for student enrollment growth. This includes $150 million for hardship grants awarded to districts facing significant losses when Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction funding ceases; $50 million for school facilities funding; $50 million for charter school facilities funding; and about $175 million to increase overall funding.