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Summary of 2009 School Finance Bill SB09-256

Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

Senate Bill 09-256 amends the Public School Finance Act of 1994 to provide funding for school districts for the 2009-10 budget year. Senate Bill 09-259, the "Long Bill," appropriates most of the money distributed to school districts. Highlights of funding provided to school districts by the two bills follows. This memorandum also contains a more detailed summary of Senate Bill 09-256 and a printout with estimates of school district funding for the upcoming school year. Senate Bill 09-256 was signed by the Governor on May 21, 2009.