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The Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education meets this week to consider a budget request for the coming fiscal year.
The Department of Education is preparing two scenarios: one for level-funding and one for a seven percent decrease.
This is one of just two meetings and two work sessions remaining before the board is dissolved in favor of a single Board of Education. The new board will oversee both elementary and secondary schools and Rhode Island’s three institutions of higher education.