The Legislature's budget-setting committee postponed a vote on the fiscal year 2011 public schools budget until later this week.
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) was originally scheduled to vote on the public schools budget this morning, but has now rescheduled that vote until Wednesday, March 3.
As has been reported in the media, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna has been working with legislators and members of educational stakeholder groups to craft a public schools budget that will maintain his two priorities: preserve student-teacher contact hours and those programs that get into the classroom and have the most positive, immediate impact on student achievement.
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