The FY 2023 Governorâ€™s budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2023 have been released.
The budget recommendation will go to the House Ways and Means Committee before deliberations on the House floor. After that, the Senate Ways and Means Committee will consider the budget. In past years, both House and Senate have made significant changes to the initial proposal in from the Governor. In other words, there is a long road ahead before the FY 2023 budget is finalized.
On April 14, 2021, the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee released its FY2022 Budget recommendations.
The House Committee on Ways and Means has released its FY2021 budget recommendations.
The legislature has sent to the governorâ€™s desk the bill addressing changes to Chapter 70, the Foundation Budget revisions, and accountability measures incorporated in what the House and Senate approved. The bill, as forwarded, is subject to possible veto or request by the governor for additional changes. MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a new Legislative Bulletin containing an overview and analysis of the revisions as well as the original bill, and the impact on Massachusetts school districts.
Many of our members have been approached about the possible renewal of an equity lawsuit to continue to fulfill the ambitions of the 1993 McDuffy case and the Education Reform Law.
The following is a reference describing the recommendations made by the Massachusetts Foundation Budget Review Commission.
At a recent Citizens for Public Schools Forum, MASC Past President and current Arlington School Committee member Paul Schlichtman gave a detailed presentation on the crippling financial impact of charter schools on public school districts and followed with a discussion on the status of the proposed charter school legislation currently under debate in the legislature and the pending ballot question.