HEADLINES : Alabama
Panel OKs its version of next year's education budget for Alabama
MONTGOMERY -- Larger class sizes would chop as many as 528 state-funded teachers from the staffs of Alabama public schools next year, under a state education budget that a legislative committee proposed today.
Spending from the Education Trust Fund next year would drop as much as $141 million, 2.5 percent, compared to this year under the budget and related spending bills that the Ways and Means-Education Committee of the House of Representatives proposed.
The full 105-member House on Thursday plans to debate the committee's proposed budget, Senate Bill 318. The Senate passed its version last week.
The trust fund is the main source of state tax dollars for public schools and colleges.