Department missed county MOE calculations, expect revisions – Conduit Street

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The legislative analysis pointed out that the state Department of Education made multiple errors in calculating the county’s “maintenance of effort” funding requirements; Counties should expect revisions

Each year, the State Department of Education is required to calculate each county’s required school funding for the upcoming year. During today’s Senate budget hearing on education aid, state legislative analysts pointed to multiple errors in these calculations of maintaining effort and (perhaps charitably) offered that their calculations “might need some attention”.

From DLS scan:

The reference near the end of the selection above suggests that the budget bill and wording restricts some departmental funds until they correct technical errors. This relatively standard structure is, in effect, the General Assembly’s way of holding executive branch agencies accountable for following up on their recommendations.

Counties should expect an official revision from the State Department of Education soon, and most likely to reflect the revisions identified by legislative staff above.

The full DLS analysis is available online.

The Senate hearing is available to stream via online video.

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