House Committee Hears School Spending Plan

1 decade 4 years 5 months ago Tuesday, February 21 2006 Feb 21, 2006 Tuesday, February 21, 2006 7:00:17 PM CST February 21, 2006 in News
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A special House education committee discussed the measure but did not vote on it. Last November, Gov. Blunt proposed requiring districts to spend at least 65% of their operating budgets on student instruction, such as teacher pay, textbooks, athletics and art. The legislation directs districts to set a goal of spending two-thirds of their budgets on instruction, but some superintendents and education groups oppose the bill. They say decisions are best left to school boards, and student performance matters more than a spending target.

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