Governor's budget includes no increase in school funding


December 20, 2023

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said education is among his top priorities in the coming fiscal year but did not include an increase to the state’s per-student funding formula, known as the base student allocation, in his proposed budget.

The budget includes about $1.11 billion to fund the formula that distributes money to school districts statewide, down almost 3% from this year due to declining enrollment.

Dunleavy has proposed spending almost twice as much on next year’s Permanent Fund dividend.

Lawmakers this past spring approved a one-time appropriation to help school districts— $175 million,...

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