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Preliminary education task force report answers few questions include. Cost estimates, evaluations and comparisons of everything from pension, health care, energy and pupil transportation costs to core academic requirements and the base student allocation were listed as items that should be in the...
Common-sense approach good for state's future

...Economic Research on area cost differentials. There's also good news in Palin's proposal to recalibrate the pupil transportation grants to more accurately reflect today's costs. Palin is absolutely correct when she says the steps she has...
School funding takes time

...Stevens said he hopes the life the task force is extended beyond Sept. 1. If it were, he would recommend taking up pupil transportation costs next. "Bus service is funded separately. We have to look at how we do it fairly. There is enormous variance...
Education funding report due

...issues discussed by the task force were and remain contentious, Stevens said. One concerned equitable funding of pupil transportation, a subject the task force did not resolve. "Some districts not ours appear to be over-funded," he said...
Tough summer for schools: Fight for more education funding dealt blow from the court

...Schools have eliminated foreign languages, music, art, high-level math and science, and other "extras." Pupil transportation costs divert money from the classroom. Vocational/technology programs have fallen victim to budget cuts. Yet...
Local lawmakers eye Palin's proposals

...increase funding for intensive needs students, phase-in increases to district cost factors, and recalibrate pupil transportation grants to reflect conditions across the state. Other parts of the $7.1 billion savings plan included moving...

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