Bill to boost sparsity aid gets strong support from school officials

School officials lined up in support of a bill to boost sparsity aid and raise low-revenue caps, saying the changes would help them recruit and retain teachers while providing a higher-quality education to students.
Still, Joint Finance Committee Dems sought to rehash the budget negotiations of 2017 as they raised concerns about how K-12 has largely been funded in recent years.
But others sounded the alarm over a provision in the bill that would bar nine school districts from raising their revenue limits because voters over the past three years have rejected an operating referendum -- although...

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