Lawmakers at the state level have agreed on the education budget, allowing 4J, Bethel and Springfield public schools to start moving forward finalizing their numbers.
Wednesday, state senators reversed their decision on the education bill from last week. The bill calls for $6.55 billion for primary and secondary schools, almost a billion more than the last biennium.
Seven republicans changed their vote, saying districts need to know how much money they’ll have to spend next year.
The bill now heads to the State House.