The following are summaries of governors' budget requests for precollegiate education and final action by legislatures on education-related matters.
Governor: James B. Hunt Jr. (D)
FY 1995 proposed state budget: $10.08 billion
FY 1995 proposed K-12 budget: $3.87 billion
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $3.63 billion
Percent change K-12 budget: +6.6 percent
- Governor proposes a 4 percent raise and a 1 percent bonus for
- Governor's budget includes $3.8 million for a summer teacher academy; $26 million for school buses, books, and other equipment; $20 million for educational technology; and $10 million for the state's Basic Education Program.
Governor: Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (I)
FY 1995 state budget: $9.5 billion
FY 1995 K-12 budget: $1.44 billion
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $1.39 billion
Percent change K-12 budget: +3.5 percent
- The 1995 budget--a revision of the second year of a biennial
budget--has not been signed by Governor, but he is expected to do
- Original budget was increased by $140 million, including funds
for a $14 million effort to improve access to after-school and
recreational activities and create mentoring programs.
- A proposal to move the state to a performance-based education system failed in the legislature, as did a plan to set aside public money to help children attend private schools.
Governor: William Donald Schaefer (D)
FY 1995 state budget: $6.9 billion
FY 1995 K-12 budget: $2.1 billion
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $2.0 billion
Percentage change K-12 budget: +4.9 percent
- Legislature approved a $81 million increase in funding for public
education, including a $22 million hike in pension benefits for
- Budget also includes $4 million to establish an English-as-a-second-language program and $400,000 to study the feasibility of year-round schools.