ADULT EDUCATION ALERT
THE STATE BUDGET AND THE LOCAL DISTRICT BUDGET
ADULT EDUCATION FUNDING NEEDS TO BE
MAINTAINED FOR NEXT TWO YEARS
School districts must continue the present 2012-13 level of Adult Education funding to be eligible for continued funding in 2015-16.
The plan includes $25 million to provide for local planning grants that will determine the allocation of $500 million in the 2015-16 school year. Reflecting grant applications, beginning in 2015, Adult Education programs will need to establish partnerships with local community colleges.
It is critical that local district budget officials are informed of this requirement. Failure to maintain the Adult Education funding will jeopardize future funding in 2015-16.
Schools and programs that were headed for closure in 2013-14 because districts flexed all the AE funds, must be no less funded than the 2012-13 level for 2013-14 and 2014-15.