By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

State Senate proposes sizable boost in public school funding

 

February 8, 2023



A proposal to boost state funding for public schools by about 17%, increasing the current $5,960 per-student formula by $1,000, was unveiled Feb. 1 by state Senate leaders as the “beginning of the beginning” of a long debate about the future of education spending in the state.

Increasing what’s known as the base student allocation is the top priority of some legislators this session — the per-student funding amount is essentially unchanged since 2017, while inflation has risen about 21% since then.

Senate Bill 52 contains no provisions addressing future inflation or extra costs such...



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