Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:21pm
Stronger-than-expected tax collections have left the state with an extra $300 million that could even grow before the fiscal period closes June 30. That is allowing the state to fully replenish its reserves and pay down money it still owes local school districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:57pm
A Georgia grand jury has charged former Baltimore schools information technology chief Jerome Oberlton with seven counts of fraud and other charges related to his tenure with Atlanta Public Schools, during which he and a co-conspirator allegedly took $60,000 in kickbacks and Oberlton's private IT companies took bribes for awarding $700,000 to a contractor.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 3:02pm
The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:36pm
Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:00am
Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:04pm
Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:47pm
Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 8:49am
Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:11pm
Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:45am
The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.