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11/4/2019 MEDIA ADVISORY: Education Funding Formula task force to hear presentation on Basic Education Plan
STATE HOUSE — A special legislative task force charged with making a comprehensive study of the state’s education funding formula will meet Thursday to hear a presentation on the Basic Education Plan, an overarching set of regulations for the Rhode Island public education system.

The commission will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

After opening remarks by the task force chairman, Sen. Ryan W. Pearson (D-Dist. 19, Cumberland, Lincoln), the commission will hear a presentation by Dr. Kenneth K. Wong, director of the Urban Education Policy Program, and officials from the Rhode Island Department of Education.

The presentation will include an overview of the Basic Education Plan — what is it and how was it created; mapping costs to the Basic Education Plan and how the core instruction amount was determined; how the cost of the core amount has changed over time; and what expenses are considered non-core costs and why they were excluded from the state share.

The task force will also hear public input on the impact of the education funding formula and opportunities moving forward.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903