“When I say record, I mean record, unprecedented investments. I know you’ve heard that before,” said Spilka, an apparent reference to Baker and House leaders’ comments about their own K-12 spending proposals.
The Senate proposal would add $268.4 million to the state’s contribution to public school funding, officially known as Chapter 70, than the current year’s spending, for a total of about $5.18 billion, said Senator Michael J. Rodrigues, chair of the Senate budget committee.
That is $68 million, or 34 percent, more than Baker’s budget proposed spending on state aid to K-12 schools, and it’s about $50 million, or 23 percent, more than the House budget would contribute to local school districts in the form of Chapter 70 aid.
The House budget, however, also