The fallout continues from the patch job on this year’s budget. You’ll remember the fund sweeps and budget cuts approved before the lawmakers’ spring break. Robert Wolfe has been living it; he’s the chief financial officer for the state school board. “We calculated the impact of the public act and the reductions for every entity in the state,” Wolfe told board members.
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“We applied additional prorations to general state aid. We went from 89 percent proration to 87, which is a result of the reduction to general state aid appropriations.” The deal does set aside $97 million to dole out to the worst-funded districts between now and the end of the fiscal year, June 30.