This is nothing but numbers.
The numbers may be big, but don’t be intimidated.
These numbers show where the ALSDE believed funding needs to go, and where the various executive and legislative bodies want it to go.
So far, we know what the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) requested, what the Governor recommended, what the Senate passed, and what the House Ways and Means Education committee approved.
Here are all of those numbers in a spreadsheet for you.
This first one shows the numbers and the difference between what the ALSDE requested and what that body has recommended, passed, or approved. [Click this link to view in Google Docs.]
This second one shows just the numbers. [Click this link to view in Google Docs.]
If you have questions or thoughts about the budget for which you’d like answers, contact your House member.
Before they vote on the ETF budget.
Listen in as the House debates the budget. Here’s the link. (Psst: I can’t get it to work in Chrome. It works in Internet Explorer.) The House convenes at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Read Brian Lyman’s coverage for The Montgomery Advertiser for more information on the House committee version. And here’s al.com’s Erin Edgemon with coverage on the ETF budget, too.
It’s an all education budget agenda in the Alabama House Thursday, with a Rolling Reserve bill thrown in, too. #alpolitics
— Brian Lyman (@lyman_brian) May 19, 2015