Schools need a break. Preferably not in the knees.
Apparently, the original intent of House Bill 2244, passed into law last year, was to take any “surplus” money from motor-vehicle tax collections and shift it to the state’s general fund. However, the law also caused the school apportionment to shift among districts, leaving some schools short.
An ongoing fight over how to distribute motor-vehicle tax collections to school districts has shown that 86 districts are losing as much or more from collections distributions this year than they lost from state aid cuts.