Liveblogging the Education Committee meeting today – GPA curtailment coming Friday


11:40 am

The Commissioner has just announced that Governor Baldacci will release a budget curtailment order this Friday, which will include cuts to General Purpose Aid for local schools.  The law allows the governor the authority to order a certain level of budget cuts without legislative approval, and he evidently will release such a curtailment on Friday.

Debate is currently underway with regard to how the cuts will be divided among local school districts, something that caused some controversy when it was done last fall.