On April 27, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $39.56 billion state budget for fiscal year 2017. The budget will now move to the Senate.
During budget debate in the House, several amendments for early education were filed by representatives and successfully passed, adding an additional $8 million to support high-quality early education and care. The additional funding is targeted to the workforce rate reserve, quality improvement, services for infants and parents, Head Start, Reach Out and Read, and preschool planning.
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means is expected to release its FY17 proposal in mid-May. Stay tuned for updates!
For more information on early education in the state budget, contact Titus DosRemedios at email@example.com, or (617) 330-7387.