Brockton Public Schools will send students, staff, and community members to Beacon Hill on Thursday to support a Senate bill that seeks more funding for the district.
Leaders say the representatives from the school district will sit in on a discussion to support a vote over Senate Bill 2325.
The bill called "An Act Modernizing the Foundation Budget for the 21st Century" would establish a commission on regional school district foundation budgets. It addresses special education funding, transportation costs, and charter school funding.
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The move comes as Superintendent Kathleen Smith says the district has made drastic changes to close a $16 million budget gap over the year which includes hundreds of job cuts — including teachers.
In addition, Brockton School Committee Vice Chairman Thomas Minichiello told The Enterprise the district is facing up to a $9 million budget deficit heading into the next fiscal year.
Buses plan to leave from Brockton High School at 10:30 a.m. to travel to the state house.