School Finance and District Support

Chapter 70 Program

The Chapter 70 program is the major program of state aid to public elementary and secondary schools. In addition to providing state aid to support school operations, it also establishes minimum spending requirements for each school district and minimum requirements for each municipality's share of school costs.

Chapter 70 Legislation & Regulation

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Legislation
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Regulations
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Compliance With Net School Spending Requirements
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Retiree Health Insurance and Section 260 of the FY'15 State Budget
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Chapter 70 district profiles
The on-line Chapter 70 database shows, for each school district, yearly spending and state aid totals in comparison to the foundation budget. Trend data is available for each year going back to FY93.

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Chapter 70 Trends in Aid and Local Contribution
This tool shows trend data for the key factors influencing Chapter 70 required local contributions and state aid calculations going back to FY2007.

Chapter 70 State Aid and Spending Requirement

For earlier spending requirements related to Chapter 70 please contact sfinance@doe.mass.edu.

01/23/2019
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FY20 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/26/2018
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FY19 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
01/24/2018
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FY19 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/18/2017
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FY18 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
01/25/2017
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FY18 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/11/2016
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FY17 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
01/27/2016
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FY17 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/17/2015
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FY16 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
03/04/2015
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FY16 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/11/2014
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FY15 Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
01/22/2014
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FY15 Preliminary Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements

Chapter 70 Resources

For earlier analyses related to Chapter 70 please contact sfinance@doe.mass.edu.

10/30/2015
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Final Report of the Foundation Budget Review Commission
08/08/2013
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Report on the Status of the Public Education Financing System in Massachusetts
02/01/2005
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Hancock v. Driscoll -- Hancock v Driscoll - final decision of the Supreme Judicial Court
04/26/2004
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Hancock v Driscoll report of Judge Margot Botsford

Foundation Reserve Aid

03/20/2019
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FY19 Puerto Rico USVI Hurricane Relief
11/09/2018
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FY19 Rural School Aid
06/28/2018
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FY18 Puerto Rico USVI Hurricane Relief
 
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