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There's a good possibility that a controversial new school funding plan will get a vote on the Senate floor this week.  State Senator Andy Manar says anyone who thinks the current funding formula is OK is sadly mistaken.  

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Manar says he knows it's a tough vote but too many schools are struggling to make ends meet, and the problem isn't going away. 

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The new plan aims to divide state money for schools based on need, but Manar says Republicans haven't jumped on board.  He says there's no question that schools in their districts are struggling so he's disappointed that they haven't endorsed the deal.  Under the plan, schools that have a higher population of poor students would get more money. That means schools in more affluent areas would lose money from the state.  Manar says the plan would limit the loss to one-thousand-bucks per student.  



 
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