Alabama Senate Approves Largest Education Budget in Years

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


The Alabama Senate has approved the largest education budget in nine years. The Fiscal year 2018 budget allocates 6.4-billion dollars to Alabama’s K through 12 schools, community colleges and universities. Senator Arthur Orr says a quality education system is essential for giving all Alabama students a shot at the American dream. The education budget also includes a 15-million dollar increase for First Class, Alabama’s nationally-recognized Pre-K program, a 4.4-million dollar increase for transportation, a 1.75-million dollar increase for workforce development, and a $400,000 increase for active shooter response training.


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