Category: Education

CACR 7 (2017) relating to public education. Providing that the general court shall have the authority to define standards of accountability, mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity, and have full discretion to determine the amount of s

House/Senate Bill: House

Description: Constitutional amendment that gives the Legislature more control over school funding and education standards. The amendment states, "the General Court shall have the authority and full discretion to define reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education, to establish reasonable standards of accountability therefor, and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity. Further, in the exercise thereof, the General Court shall have full discretion to determine the amount of, and methods of raising and distributing, State funding for education."

Bill Sponsor: Daniel Itse

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Wed, 01/18/2017

Next Voting Date: Thu, 03/02/2017

Bill Status

In Committee

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