FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dominic Slowey
Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
MCPSA STATEMENT ON THE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY ACT
Statement can be attributed to Tim Nicolette, Executive Director
BOSTON, MA – November 20, 2019 – The Legislature has taken a giant step toward fully funding our public schools and correcting inequities between rich and low-income communities, so that every student in every town in the Commonwealth can reach their full potential.
This legislation ensures a steady, predictable funding pattern that will accurately reflect the costs districts face, and will direct state education funding to the students, schools and communities that need it most.
Equally important, the legislation gives the state authority to hold district and charter public schools accountable for how the additional state investment is spent to ensure the funds are used to help close opportunity gaps and support students with the highest needs.
We congratulate House Speaker Robert DeLeo, House Education Committee Chair Alice Peisch, Senate President Karen Spilka and Senate Education Committee Chair Jason Lewis for their courage and tireless dedication to addressing this important issue. It’s an historic day for the children of the Commonwealth.