03.08.10: SB 1136 Set for Senate Education on April 14
Senate Bill 1136 (Cox) is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education Committee the morning of April 14, 2010. SB 1136 would provide some relief from excessive state aid deferrals to small districts with small budgets. Currently, the deferrals exceed reserves for economic uncertainties and, therefore, requires districts to make further program cuts in order to cover expenditures during the state aid deferral.
Current law has a policy to exempt small counties from some different state aid deferrals. Current law, however, requires a small school district to be subject to state takeover in order to be waived from state deferrals. State takeover is too extreme a situation for a deferral waiver and provides no relief for small districts.
Please contact your State Senator and ask for their support for SB 1136.
For your information, following are the members of the Senate Education Committee: