Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From Friends of Kent County Schools (Grassroots)

There currently exists an estimated $600 million "surplus" in the School Aid Fund (SAF). The Governor's proposed budget allocates $196 million to community colleges and $700 million to universities-both out of the SAF, but because the SAF is $300 million short of that combined number, the Governor is reducing K-12 funding for 2011-12 by $300 million!

Keep in mind that community colleges and universities have the means to increase operational revenue through tuition and fees. Public schools do not.

See the Friends of Kent County Schools link on this page.