‘Words can’t do justice’ to K-12 school funding challenge - VPR

While the state college funding crisis got the headlines this weekend - and justifiably so - the yawning chasm remains between K-12 school revenue and spending needs.

"The bad news is that for the 2020 fiscal year, the $1.6 billion education fund is projected to end the year with a $39 million deficit. It looks even worse the next year. Voters have approved $70 million in new spending for fiscal year 2021 that starts in July, but schools and the state may no longer be able to pay for it. At stake potentially are new construction projects, teachers’ jobs and class sizes. This comes as educators say students' academic needs will be even greater in the fall after missing months of classroom time."


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