The General Assembly was on Town Meeting break during the first week of March. While there is no legislative activity to report, we are providing information on the status of the implementation of the equalized pupil weighting changes outlined in the Pupil Weighting Factors Report dated December 24, 2019.
The Senate Finance Committee and Senate Education Committee held a joint meeting on February 23rd to consider S.13, a bill which requires the Agency of Education to develop a plan to implement the equalized pupil weighting changes outlined in the Pupil Weighting Factors Report.
Agency of Education Secretary Dan French testified that he does not believe the Agency of Education has the capacity or expertise to develop such an implementation plan. He recommended that the General Assembly should commission an outside entity to develop and propose an implementation plan for its review.