House committee considers funding formula task force legislation Government

The House K-12 Education Committee considered legislation Tuesday that would create a task force to look at the possibility of changing the way education funds are distributed in the state.  The idea was originally broached in a Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, which met prior to the long session. The draft legislation that came out of that committee would have formed a task force to consider changing the current funding formula from one that relies on allotments to one that is determined using a weighted-student formula. … Full story »