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On June 19, 2009 the Legislature approved the Conference Committee's version of the FY2010 budget. The Division of Local Services has posted updated local aid estimates based on the Conference Committee budget recommendations to the Division of Local Services' web site.

Please be advised that these estimates are based on the appropriation levels appearing in the Conference Committee report and are subject to final approval by the Governor.

The estimate for Unrestricted General Government Aid reflects a reduction of $377.2 or 28.72 percent from original FY2009 levels. The Conference Committee budget also recommends reducing Chapter 70 by $79.0 million or 2 percent from the original FY2009 level, reducing Regional School Transportation from $61.3 million in FY2009 to $40.5 million in FY2010, and funding the state reimbursement for the Police Career Incentive program at $10 million.

Estimates for School Choice Tuition Assessments and Receipts reflect updated enrollments and costs based on final FY09 data. However, it is important to note that the Charter School Tuition Assessments and Reimbursements have not been updated with the FY2010 enrollments submitted by Charter Schools to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. These enrollment changes will be available by the time the Governor signs the FY2010 budget and will be reflected in the final cherry sheet estimates.

To review additional information about how the estimates were determined and what may cause them to change in the future, click on the link at the bottom for an index of the FY2010 programs and links to individual explanations.

If you have questions about these estimates, please call Lisa Juszkiewicz at (617) 626-2386, Jared Curtis at (617) 626-2320, or Donnette Benvenuto at (617) 626-2360.

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