Linsky Announces Local Aid Figures for Fiscal Year 2015

State Rep. David Linsky. Courtesy
State Rep. David Linsky. Courtesy
Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) announced today that the House of Representatives has agreed to a Local Aid Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015, which increases funding for municipalities across the Commonwealth, including the towns in the Fifth Middlesex District. 

“This is great news for all communities in the Commonwealth, but I am especially pleased that Natick, Sherborn and Millis will all receive local aid increases for Fiscal Year 2015,” said Representative Linsky.

The Local Aid Resolution includes $945.8 million for Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA) which is a $25.5 million increase or 2.8% over FY14.   The resolution also includes $4.4 billion in Chapter 70 (education) funding.  This is a $99.5 million increase or 2.3% over FY14.

“The towns in my district have some of the best school systems in the country and this funding will help maintain the high level of excellence for which the schools have been recognized,” said Representative Linsky.  “I will continue to advocate for other local programs and services including the Special Education Circuit Breaker and Regional School Transportation when the House debates the budget in April.”

Funding for the towns and school districts in the Fifth Middlesex district are as follows:

Chapter 70 Funding

Natick:  $8,681,240

Millis:  $4,625,472

Sherborn: $545,223

Dover-Sherborn: $1,629,376

Keefe-Tech: $3,818,291

Tri-County: $5,553,893

Unrestricted General Government Aid

Natick: $3,390,794

Millis: $931,622

Sherborn: $192,744

House Ways and Means will release the rest of its budget next month.


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