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Last Updated: 5/24/2011
Budget Issue: Governor's May proposal to reform K-14 mandates
Program: Education Mandates
Finding or Recommendation: Adopt Governor's May proposal to eliminate half of all K-14 mandates and reduce total claims by roughly $96 million. In addition to significantly reducing costs, the proposal would (1) provide a clear framework for identifying which types of activities are worth requiring of all districts, (2) set the groundwork for a system that is more transparent and equitable as well as less cumbersome for districts, and (3) allow policy committees to decide how to treat specific mandates moving forward.
Further Detail

For more detail, please see our handout, K-14 Mandates: Governor's May Revise Proposal.