Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Classroom Spending Bill Passes House Panel

Legislation that would require schools to devote a minimum percentage of their spending on direct instructional activities was passed by a House appropriations subcommittee today.

House Bill 1746, by Reps. Jason Nelson and David Brumbaugh, would require school districts to spend at least 57 percent of total yearly expenditures on direct instructional activities in the 2011-2012 year, at least 60 percent in the 2012-2013 year, at least 63 percent in the 2013-2014 year, and at least 65 percent in the 2014-2015 year and thereafter.

School districts could file for a one-year exemption if they could show that they had reduced administrative expenses

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