Monday, May 24, 2010

177 instructional days, one of them unfunded

Here's the language from the new House Bill 1:
Notwithstanding KRS 158.070, the school term for fiscal year 2010-2011 and fiscal year 2011-2012 shall include the equivalent of 177 six-hour instructional days. Districts may exceed 177 six-hour instructional days. Included in the above General Fund appropriation are sufficient funds for 176 six-hour instructional days.
So, if districts must provide 177 days with funding sufficient for 176, how will the last day be funded?

In a nutshell, the options are taking money from reserves, collecting added revenue from local taxpayers, or cutting some portion of current local budgets.

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