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  Below outlines the Conference Report for next year's School Aid budget.   The Legislature likely will finish up budget work and other remaining bills of interest next Tuesday before breaking for the summer.

Foundation allowance increase of $120-240 utilizing 2x, bringing the new minimum to $7,781 and new basic/maximum to $8,409.  However, the discretionary portion of the foundation allowance for partnership districts is tied to significant new requirements in Section 22p for reconstitution and/or measurable academic outcomes

No changes to shared time or cyber allowances

Retention of CTE per-pupil incentive payments for students in grades 9-12, $25 per-pupil and an additional $25 per-pupil in certain "critical skills"

$5 million increase to Early On funding utilizing the existing ISD formula
2% increase to Section 81 general ISD operations funding
$2.5 million increase to Section 56 for special education.

Significant changes to benchmark assessments, and a $500,000 increase for the Kindergarten Entry Observation

Instead of mandated curriculum changes to GSRP as proposed in the House, conference allocates $1 million from existing ISD funding for payments to ISDs for professional development for educators choosing to implement new curricula in 2019-2020.  Additionally, conference agreed to our request to keep GSRP application cycles as-is

A number of CTE changes related to the Governor's Marshall Plan

Revisions to At-Risk with an accompanying one-year delay in implementation of 3rd grade ELA, 8th grade math, and 11th grade summative assessment performance requirements, and

Shift of $1 million from added instructional time to teacher literacy coaches.
Additional Resources:  
School Aid Section-By-Section Highlights FY19 
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