When it Comes to School Funds, Hold-Harmless Provisions Aren’t “Harmless”

Marguerite Roza and Hannah Jarmolowski
Published September 3, 2020 on Education Next

When state legislatures return to session they will face pandemic-induced budget gaps, forcing many to make cuts to K-12 funding. In this article, Marguerite Roza and Hannah Jarmolowski share how getting rid of hold-harmless provisions can ensure that the state’s school funding equity principles are not undermined as a result of budget cuts.


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