public school funding formula

House committee members rebel against chairman

Committee member absences meant the House Education Committee could not vote on a new funding formula bill. House Speaker Scott Bedke did not condemn the eight Republican no-shows.

Public hearing on funding formula bill set for Monday

The hearing is set for 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Auditorium, the Statehouse’s largest committee meeting room. Meanwhile, the House Education Committee will try again to introduce a funding formula bill.

Statehouse roundup, 3.14.19: Funding formula bill gets its first hearing in the Senate

The Senate Education Committee could hold a full public hearing on the bill Monday. In other news, the Senate approved an additional $7 million for state college scholarships, and the House approved a bill creating a unique certificate for charter school administrators.

Another day, another funding formula bill makes its debut

The new bill is likely to go back to the Senate Education Committee, in the next few days.

Statehouse roundup, 3.12.19: ‘There’s a lot for everybody to learn, and that is what’s happening now’

Lawmakers are still trying to understand the complexities of rewriting the K-12 funding formula, House Speaker Scott Bedke said Tuesday. Meanwhile, legislative leaders are at loggerheads over Medicaid expansion — and a controversial bill that would tighten the initiative process.

Statehouse shakeup: One funding formula bill dies, a second makes its debut

A divided House Education Committee killed Chairman Lance Clow’s version of a funding formula rewrite. Now, the focus shifts to the Senate, where a second bill could get a hearing later this week.

Statehouse roundup, 3.8.19: Legislators prepare to introduce funding formula bill — or bills

The House Education Committee is scheduled to hold an introductory hearing on a funding formula rewrite Monday morning.

Statehouse roundup, 3.4.19: Legislators debate confidential funding formula draft bill

Legislators discussed a confidential draft bill; the public and news media has no access to it. Also in legislative news, a bill to boost minimum teacher salaries sails through a Senate committee.

Statehouse roundup, 2.27.19: Questions remain as lawmakers ready a funding formula bill

Legislators could prepare a funding formula bill for introduction as early as Friday. Meanwhile, state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s teacher pipeline bill makes its debut.

Statehouse roundup, 2.19.19: Funding formula update; ISBA Day on the Hill activities

Education groups and legislators are meeting behind the scenes in hopes of introducing a funding bill by next week.