BOSTON— Today, House Minority Whip Bradford R. Hill (R-Ipswich) testified before the Joint Committee on Education in support of House Bill 423, An Act relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education.
The purpose of this legislation is to insure that all school districts are receiving, at a minimum, 17.5 % of their foundation budget from the state.
In addition to testifying on this legislation, Hill also testified to committee that the current funding formula continues to be inequitable for many of the school districts across the Commonwealth.
He urged the Joint Committee on Education to keep the promise that was made in 1993, when Education reform was enacted, to reevaluate the formula to insure equity in the distribution of funds intended when Chapter 70 was adopted.
“For too long the distribution formula for education funding (Chapter 70) has been inequitable to suburban school districts,” stated Representative Hill. “This bill will insure that suburban school districts are receiving adequate and fair funding.”
House Bill 423 remains in front of the Joint Committee on Education while the Committee deliberates whether to release the bill favorably.