Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Legislature is Working on the Budget and Diffusing an Embarrassment
This is what the legislature is working on right now.

This article on the embarrassment of urban schools having to cut programs because the change in kindergarten funding (cutting the funding in half or requiring full day programming) puts federal dollars at risk.  Urban schools that provide all day kindergarten currently are able to supplement their funding with federal Title I dollars which will be lost under this new scheme.  If the legislature folds, they will take the funding from somewhere to supplement the urban schools.  I wonder where that funding will come from?  Best Practices dollars could be threatened.  We will keep you posted.  Lucy