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School Finance

Chapter 70 Program

The Chapter 70 program is the major program of state aid to public elementary and secondary schools. In addition to providing state aid to support school operations, it also establishes minimum spending requirements for each school district and minimum requirements for each municipality's share of school costs.

Chapter 70 Legislation & Regulation

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Legislation
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Regulations
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Compliance With Net School Spending Requirements
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Retiree Health Insurance and Section 260 of the FY’15 State Budget
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How the foundation budget is calculated
Chapter 70 district profiles

Chapter 70 Trends in Aid and Local Contribution

Chapter 70 State Aid and Spending Requirement

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FY17 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY17 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY16 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY16 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY15 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY15 Legislative Local Aid Resolution
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FY15 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY14 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY14 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY13 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY12 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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Update on Federal Education Jobs Funding and FY11 Chapter 70 Program
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FY11 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY10 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
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FY10 "One-Time Adjustment" Waivers
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FY10 Chapter 70 Aid, Net School Spending Requirements, and Federal Stabilization Grants: Legislative Conference Committee Report

Chapter 70 Resources

For earlier analyses related to Chapter 70 please contact sfinance@doe.mass.edu.

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Final Report of the Foundation Budget Review Commission
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Report on the Status of the Public Education Financing System in Massachusetts
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DOE Proposals on Local and State Funding for Public Schools
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Hancock v. Driscoll -- Hancock v Driscoll - final decision of the Supreme Judicial Court
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Hancock v Driscoll report of Judge Margot Botsford

Foundation Reserve Aid

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FY16 Foundation Reserve Instructions and Applications
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FY15 Foundation Reserve Instructions and Applications
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FY14 Foundation Reserve Instructions and Applications
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Announcement of FY13 Foundation Reserve Awards
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FY2012 Instructions and Application for funds to support Districts with shortfalls in federal impact aid
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FY2011 Instructions and Application for funds to support Districts with shortfalls in federal impact aid
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Announcement of FY09 Discretionary Foundation Reserve Awards
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Announcement of FY09 Foundation Reserve Awards


Last Updated: August 5, 2016
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