July 11, 2016
On July 8, 2016, Governor Baker signed the FY17 state budget which authorizes $4,628,013,618 in Chapter 70 education aid to Massachusetts school districts. This budget increases aid by $116 million or 2.6 percent. Every operating district receives at least $55 in additional aid per student, and 101 operating districts receive increases so that they can keep pace with increases in their foundation budgets. Twenty-five operating districts receive aid to hold them harmless to changes made in low income enrollment.
Here are some of the key points about the proposal:
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has prepared the following materials to assist local officials in understanding the state aid calculations and local contribution requirements in this year's Chapter 70 program:
Questions about the Chapter 70 program should be directed to:
Last Updated: July 15, 2016
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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