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December 17, 2012

Event focuses on budget cuts to schools

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Crouch acknowledged that recent cuts to schools through the Gap Elimination Adjustment have had an increasingly detrimental impact on schools. He commented on the many unfunded mandates that keep being placed upon schools.

Tallon noted that, since the 2008 recession, there are fewer resources to use in the formulas developed for school aid, and stressed the need to revamp these formulas to address the lack of resources and the needs of our area schools.

Seward said that he and his fellow legislators have heard the message and concerns from our schools, and added that the removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment and a more equitable distribution of aid statewide will continue to be a focus for the coming year.

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