BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Friday, January 25, 2013
State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced Thursday that she will be seeking $37.7 million in supplemental appropriations from the Legislature.
Nearly half of the funds – $15 million – would be dedicated for remedial services for high-school students who now have to pass four of seven state-mandated tests to earn a diploma.
“This request comes on behalf of school superintendents,” Barresi said in a written statement. “If approved, (it) can be used by schools this year to help pay for programs that help children learn to read and be fully prepared for end-of-instruction tests.”