The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee heard presentations on four education-related projects from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division yesterday. Lawmakers got a glimpse of reports on education lottery proceeds, the local education funding dispute resolution process, the $79 million cost to meet current standards for school nurses, and a public school construction needs survey and recommendations for construction funding options for certain school districts.
Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, co-chair of the committee, told members all of the topics are highly controversial. The committee will tackle the topics in depth in coming months and decide whether to draft legislation based on the findings.
“Buckle your seatbelts,” he said.
Below, explore each report. We will bring you continuing coverage of these projects as the committee discusses them.