The Senate Finance Committee on Monday amended the House of Representatives-approved version of next year’s $34 billion state budget to reflect the state school board’s preferred funding plan, continuing the standoff between the two bodies over education finances.

The $3.85 billion Minimum Foundation Program formula proposed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education contains $101 million more than last year for teacher and support personnel pay raises and $39 million more for a 1.375 percent increase in per-pupil funding to school districts. House Republican leaders on the education and appropriations committees have endorsed raises, even adding an extra $20 million for slightly larger raises, but have not approved of an increase in grants to districts.

The full Senate voted 37-1 to endorse BESE’s proposed

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