FY 2015 MA State Budget Update
Earlier this month, Governor Patrick signed the MA state's FY2015 $36.5 billion budget. As with every year, there are many competing priorities and we are grateful that the budget includes a $500,000 increase for the MA Expanded Learning Time Initiative, bringing the funding for the Initiative up to $14.6M.
With this increased funding, three new schools will be joining the MA ELT Initiative! We are excited to welcome them into this effort, which is a national leader for thoughtfully planning and implementing an innovative, redesigned school day.
We appreciate the hard work of the members of the state House of Representatives and Senate as they continue to prioritize expanding learning time, especially for students in high-poverty schools. The increase in funding was due to the advocacy of many administrators, teachers, and parents who know the power of expanding learning time as well as the legislators who listened to your calls. We thank you all.