Boston Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, with a $1.1 billion budget proposal for next year — up 4.4 percent over this year — is pushing for the state to increase its aid to the city.
Over the past five years, BPS officials say the state’s Chapter 70 funding has only increased by $8 million and the city has been underfunded by $100 million in charter school reimbursement money. Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposed budget would decrease net state aid to Boston by $17 million for next year. For next year, the city is losing $27 million in charter school aid.