Agreement on a budget total
Last week, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger announced agreement on a budget total. Find the press release with the budget announcement here.
General Fund spending for the 2021-22 fiscal year will not surpass $25.7 billion. This represents a 3.45% spending increase.
Update on S 654
S 654 K-12 COVID-19 Provisions passed the House last Wednesday by a vote of 74-34. S 654 is now back in the Senate. The Senate did not concur with the House version, so the bill will go to conference.
Funds for charters enrolling students after the second ADM count
Language in S 654 provides $2.6 million for charters that accepted students after the second ADM count. The Coalition worked hard to get this funding for charters. If your school added students after the second ADM count deadline, please contact Lindalyn (firstname.lastname@example.org; 704.231.9767) for more information.
S 654 also includes remote learning provisions. The Coalition’s lobbying team expects that the conference report for S 654 will come back with something similar to what the House did on remote learning.
We will keep you posted!