This year, COVID has caused a 3.3% reduction in public school enrollment. In normal times, the state has often reduced funding mid-year for districts that have lower enrollment than anticipated. But these times are not normal.
While the number of children in school -- in-person and remote -- has declined, school costs have most certainly not. In fact, keeping our students and teachers safe and supported costs more now than ever.
As supporters of public education, we are asking you to maintain school funding at the level you passed in the 2020 legislative session. COVID may have reduced enrollment, but it has increased costs. Let our districts serve our students.