Budget

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

When residents of Macomb County, Mich., tune into Pandora internet radio, they may be surprised to hear ads selling something quite different from landscaping, new cars or home repair services.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Portland Public Schools plans on adding 30 full-time teaching positions and 68 part-time classified employee positions this year after the district projected its reserves will contain $16 million more than originally budgeted.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

Minnesota taxpayers no longer have direct control over more than $200 million worth of school levies they approved because of a shift in tax authority designed to give school districts more-reliable revenue sources.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013

The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.

10/4/2013

The Winchester Board of Education superintendent told state education officials that the district’s financial situation has become so bad that schools might have to close in December if things don’t turn around.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013

Luna’s proposed 6 percent budget increase — the largest since 2008 — is “a reasonable request,” said state Sen. Dean Cameron, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget committee. “I think Tom has done a pretty good job of listening to the task force’s recommendations.”

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

10/2/2013

Voters in the Stanwood-Camano School District, on the coast of Skagit Bay, are being asked on the Nov. 5 ballot to approve a replacement tax levy of nearly $29 million.The levy, portioned out over five years, would support repairs to school buildings and upgrade computer technology throughout the Washington district.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013

Strapped school district budgets, caused by dwindling state and federal dollars, are forcing parents to dig deeper into their pockets as more school systems in Colorado and across the country turn to student fees to maintain services and programs.

10/1/2013

With a shutdown of the federal government appearing imminent, the U.S. Department of Education is warning that a delay of more than a week could "severely curtail" funding to schools.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others. According to the latest school spending data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seven states have cut per-pupil spending by more than 15% in that time frame.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and the upcoming fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.

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