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2014 Senate Bill 952: Establish new local and school budget process requirements
  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on May 21, 2014, to prescribe procedures, notification and budget-cutting requirements, and monitoring for a public school district that experiences a gap between projected revenue and actual spending (a deficit), or is in the midst of “rapidly declining financial circumstances,” including substantial declines in enrollment. The bill tasks the state Department of Education with specific duties in such situations, which could include authority over academic matters in addition to financial ones. This is part of package comprised of Senate Bills 949 to 957.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 21, 2014.

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