MEDIA ADVISORY: Education Funding Formula task force meets today
STATE HOUSE — A special legislative task force charged with making a comprehensive study of the state’s education funding formula will meet today to hear presentations on share ratios for public education costs.
The commission will meet today, Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 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 at Brown University, on the history of the development of the share ratio calculation.
The commission will also hear a presentation by Steve Coleman, chief of the Division of Municipal Finance, on what is Municipal Finance’s role in the share ratio calculation.
The task force will also hear a presentation by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The task force will also look at national share ratios.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903