Baker: School Aid Answers Coming in 30 Days
Massachusetts schools now know more about what they will need to plan for in the fall, with the release of new reopening guidance from the Baker administration Thursday.
But, schools, suddenly operating in a recession, will have to wait even longer into the summer before they can get a sense of their state aid allocations for a fiscal year that gets underway next week.
The COVID-19 pandemic upended the 2019-2020 school year and the state budget cycle, forcing a transition to remote learning in the spring and leading lawmakers to delay their budget development cycle in hopes of getting a better handle on the amount of damage the economic downturn has inflicted on revenue collections, and the amount of one-time aid that might be coming from the federal government.
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