State may pay for testing materials

February 26, 2011 • Local News

The Roswell school district spends $250,000 on testing materials each year for state-mandated assessments, but a bill pending in the Legislature would require the state to pick up the budget-busting tab.

Senate Bill 425, introduced by Sen. Vernon Asbill, R-Carlsbad, would require the state public education department to pay for the costs of developing, administering, scoring and evaluating standards- based assessments.

The bill cleared its first committee last week by a 6- 1 vote and is presently pending in the Senate Finance Committee. A Roswell school authority said such a measure would likely help alleviate pressure on an already strained budget. The district is currently operating well Login to read more

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