AUGUSTA – A school funding fairness bill now heads to the governor for his signature.
It would help school districts that have lost state money since charter schools opened around the state.
Under the current rules, the state’s share of education funding would follow students who decide to enroll in charter schools.
As a result, the towns near charter schools end up losing the most money. Under the bill approved by the house and senate that loss would be shared by districts around the state.
Skowhegan has been hardest hit by the current system.
It’s located between Maine’s first two charter schools and has lost an estimated $1 million dollars in state subsidies.