Budget Cuts Hit Education Again

Sun, June 26, 2011

While school furlough days ended last year, education budget woes are not over. The Department of Education (DOE) is facing a $32.8 million budget reduction over the next two fiscal years. As part of the cuts, the DOE made adjustments to the weighted student formula, or per-pupil funding, as well as redefined the student enrollment required to be considered a small school. Sixty-four campuses around the state, including all schools on Molokai, will lose money as a result of the small school redefinition, according to DOE Budget Specialist Brian Hallett.

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