We would like to welcome Beth Kaake, our new MTA Representative. She previously covered the North shore school districts. Beth taught for 22 years and was the former president of the Fitchburg Teachers Union. We look forward to working with her!
The state legislature has a Foundation Budget Review Commission to review the Foundation Formula (the formula that determines how much state money a district receives). The Foundation Formula was created in 1993 when the Supreme Justice Court ruled that education funding was neither adequate nor equitable. The needs of children and families have changeddramatically since 1993. The number of unfunded and underfunded mandates has also grown dramatically. The number of students living in poverty, the number of students who are not native English speaking, the number of students who are refugees, the number of students with special needs and the number of homeless students all have increased since [ Read More ]