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Education Reform Reserve


funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY19 GAA $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY18 $15,367,995 $15,000,000
FY17 $0 $0
FY16 $3,339,718 $3,130,000
FY15 $537,085 $500,000
FY14 $2,163,733 $2,000,000
FY13 $1,098,647 $1,000,000
FY12 $0 $0
FY11 $0 $0
FY10 $0 $0
FY09 $5,133,011 $4,334,112
FY08 $6,605,030 $5,500,000
FY07 $5,604,594 $4,500,000
FY06 $8,778,717 $6,870,000
FY05 $9,110,344 $6,870,000
FY04 $9,561,641 $7,000,000
FY03 $0 $0
FY02 $0 $0
FY01 $4,356,301 $3,000,000
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Funding for Education Reform Reserve

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

State school aid each year is based on enrollment levels in October of the previous year. However, there are situations where enrollment in particular districts rises dramatically during the course of a year, in ways that are not reflected in state school aid in the Chapter 70 formula. The Education Reform Reserve generally has very small amounts of money relative to the over $4 billion Chapter 70 program, to help districts compensate for significant swings in enrollment and other unforeseen circumstances.

Funding for the Education Reform Reserve has been sporadic, with no funding being provided during four of the fiscal years between FY 2010 and FY 2017. The program is not large enough to compensate for the significant mobility of students moving between schools and districts across the state. Changes in enrollment are also more likely in areas with large populations of students in transition, generally the same communities that have more limited capacity to provide additional resources and services for students. Large enrollment changes have also occurred in recent years when schools or districts merge or regionalize or conversely decide to withdraw from a regional district.

Updated August 2016

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY19 GAA $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY19 Leg $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY19 Sen $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY19 SWM $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY19 Hou $27,500,000 $27,500,000
FY19 HWM $27,500,000 $27,500,000
FY19 Gov $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY18 $15,367,995 $15,000,000