Peter Callaghan: Education bill’s unheralded details will need attention | Peter Callaghan | The News Tribune.
Peter does a good job here exposing some of the hard work remaining in figuring out school funding details for 2015. He drills into a number of key issues:
- Local school levies being used for compensation. This is an unconstitutional shift of responsibility from the state to local taxpayers.
- Weird levy caps that treat different districts differently.
- Reliability issues with depending on local levies.
- Complexity of the salary model the state uses.
I’m not sure I agree with some of his conclusions in the article, but he’s right about the list of issues to work out.