Ark. House approves boost in per-student funding
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas House has approved increasing the per-student funding public schools receive from the state by 2%.
The House voted 92-0 Tuesday to approve the bill that would increase the per-student funding amount schools receive from $6,267 to $6,393 next school year. The following year, the per-student amount would increase to $6,521 under the legislation.
The measure would cost the state about $58 million additionally each year. The proposal now heads to the Senate.
A legislative committee last year recommended that Arkansas increase per-student funding between 1.8% and 2.5%. The recommendation was part of a report that the Legislature is required by law to issue to define what it costs to provide an adequate education.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.