A new school funding formula Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission is developing threatens to lock in deep cuts made under the existing formula if it becomes law. Most school districts get less money under the proposed formula this school year than if the General Assembly provided the full amount calculated by the existing one. That’s according to preliminary estimates released at the Oct. 28, 2015 meeting of the commission’s funding committee. A better appraisal of the impact of the proposed formula on districts is a contrast between the state funding each would receive in the 2017 fiscal year under the current formula and the new proposal but those figures are not available.
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