Alabama college programs and faculties will obtain dietary supplements totaling about $280 million this yr underneath a invoice signed into legislation at this time by Gov. Kay Ivey.
The governor’s workplace introduced that Ivey signed the invoice making the appropriations from the state’s Development and Know-how Fund.
A legislation known as the Rolling Reserve Act that handed a decade in the past arrange the Development and Know-how Fund to save lots of a portion of schooling income yearly. The Legislature can then acceptable the cash to Ok-12 and better schooling for sure non-recurring bills.
This yr’s invoice will present $206 million for Ok-12 and $76 million for faculties and universities, together with the Alabama Neighborhood School System.
The cash can be utilized for repairs and deferred upkeep, classroom instruction assist, insuring services, transportation, college safety, and schooling expertise and gear. About $1.9 million of this yr’s share to Ok-12 will go to instructor skilled growth.
“Investing in Alabama’s college students in a productive approach is investing in our future,” Ivey mentioned in a press launch. “It’s vital, now greater than ever, to seek out methods to enhance our college students’ studying journeys, and I’m proud to formally put pen to paper on Senate Invoice 193 to place funds into much-needed tasks in our faculties. So long as I’m your governor, placing a larger emphasis on our faculties might be a high precedence.”
The cash is for this fiscal yr, which ends Sept. 30, 2021. Funds not used might be carried ahead for a similar objective to subsequent fiscal yr.