Yesterday the Legislature closed session and settled on keeping the base state aid at $4012 for the 2010-2011 school year. This is both good and bad news for schools. The entire balancing act is based on an 1 cent sales increase in sales tax. I do not want to be Dave downer. However, what happens if people are not buying. With no excess discretionary money (unemployment up, pay cuts, no raises, etc) money from taxes is not necessarily the answer. I am hopeful, but I have to believe Districts are still going to have to cut. They are still going to have the conversations about what happens next. I have felt for a long time we are in the middle of the Hurricane. The calm before the Storm. We need to be prepared….. Stay tuned.
2010 – 2011 Budget settled?
Posted by aletag on May 12, 2010