Demystifying the Chapter 70 Formula: How the Massachusetts Education Funding System Work

A new MassBudget fact sheet explains the basic structure of the state’s Chapter 70 formula for distributing education aid to local school districts.While understanding the formula may seem daunting, its underlying structure is actually quite simple, as demonstrated by the four steps outlined in the fact sheet.Chapter 70 education aid is the Commonwealth’s primary program for distributing its portion of K-12 public education funding to the state’s 328 local and regional school districts.The fact sheet, Demystifying the Chapter 70 Formula: How the Massachusetts Education Funding System Works, is available at

http://www.massbudget.org

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