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.
Compliance With Net School Spending Requirements
Student Opportunity Act
Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection
Local Contribution Study
Local Contribution Study Public Comment
Retiree Health Insurance and Section 260 of the FY'15 State Budget
Chapter 70 District ProfilesThe on-line Chapter 70 database shows, for each school district, yearly spending and state aid totals in comparison to the foundation budget. Trend data is available for each year going back to FY1993.
Chapter 70 Trends in Aid and Local ContributionThis tool shows trend data for the key factors influencing Chapter 70 required local contributions and state aid calculations going back to FY2007.
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Last Updated: March 3, 2023
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