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Nevada Co Schools Chief Supports Funding Change

As California schools brace for the prospect of major cuts from a state budget decimated by coronavirus spending, Nevada County’s schools superintendent is supporting revamping their funding structure. The Legislature had already suspended funding based on average daily attendance through this school year and is now discussing an extension through next school year. Superintendent Scott Lay says funding is now currently based on total student enrollment, which schools have long pushed for. He says schools have fixed costs regardless of the number of students they have on a particular day‚Ķ

click to listen to Scott Lay

Lay says lawmakers allowing funding to be based on total enrollment is also more stable, especially with tough fiscal times anticipated…

click to listen to Scott Lay

Meanwhile, Assemblyman Marc Levine of Marin County wants to make this funding system permanent. But he says his bill will not be considered this year.

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