On December 11, 2020, Governor Baker signed the FY2021 state budget that authorizes $5,283,651,631 in Chapter 70 education aid to Massachusetts school districts. This budget increases aid by $107,648,979 or 2.08% over FY2020.
This funding commitment includes Chapter 70 increases for inflation and enrollment that will keep all school districts at foundation, under the law as it existed for FY2020.
Key points about the FY2021 program include:
DESE 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:
Summary chart, showing foundation enrollment, foundation budget, Chapter 70 aid, and required local contributions for each school district.
Summary chart for regional school districts, showing foundation enrollment and required local contributions for each member of the district.
White paper, describing the major components of the formula in greater detail
Complete formula spreadsheet, showing the detailed calculations for each municipality and district.
Questions about the Chapter 70 program should be directed to:
Last Updated: June 23, 2021
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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