Governor Charlie Baker has announced an education finance proposal that would fund the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission in the fiscal year 2020 state budget.

The bill, filed Wednesday, would boost the Foundation Budget by $1.1 billion after seven years to better support school districts across the state, with an increase of $200.3 million in fiscal year 2020, as well as provide more funding to districts with higher numbers of low-income students and English language learners.

“Our proposal updates the school funding formula to provide a quality public education for all students, particularly in school districts with the highest needs, across the Commonwealth,” Baker said in a statement.

The bill came just a couple of weeks after state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and Rep. Aaron Vega filed the Education PROMISE Act, another bill that would reform the Foundation Budget.

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