By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Legislature moving toward school funding increase, but amount uncertain


March 29, 2023

Similar pieces of legislation to increase state funding for public schools are awaiting hearings in the House and Senate finance committees as lawmakers face a mid-May adjournment deadline and school districts make spending plans for the 2023-2024 school year.

The House bill, which was amended and moved out of the Education Committee on March 22, would increase the funding formula by a little over 11% in the first year and 2% in the second year, about half of the bill sponsor’s original proposal.

The Senate version, which moved out of its Education Committee a week earlier, would boost th...

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