Sen. Pappageorge hosting roundtable on 20j funding
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
WHO: Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy; Rep. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy; Rep. Chuck Moss, R-Birmingham; and Brian Whiston, government affairs director for Oakland Public Schools.
WHAT: A forum on 20j funding and “hold-harmless” school districts hosted by Pappageorge and Oakland Public Schools.
WHEN: Thursday, May 22
6:30 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Seaholm High School
2436 W. Lincoln Road
BRIEF: The forum will provide a brief history of 20j funding, including information on why it was necessary; a legislative update for Fiscal Year 2009; and a question and answer segment.
Section 20j allows hold-harmless school districts to receive the same dollar amount increase in the foundation allowance as all the other districts receive, without regard to the inflation rate.
The chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid and Education recently discussed eliminating 20j funding for several local schools, a move that would have a disastrous effect on districts that depend on these monies as a vital funding source.
Concerned residents are invited to attend the forum. For more information, please contact Pappageorge’s office toll free at 1-877-736-1384.