Volinsky gives crash course on education funding
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Andru Volinsky, the lead lawyer in a series school funding lawsuits from the 1990s known as the Claremont cases, provided a crash course in public education funding in the state to Dover elected leaders and community members Thursday night.
Volinsky is now an Executive Councilor for District 2, which stretches from Dover to Keene. He is also “seriously considering” running for governor in 2020, though the discussion of a gubernatorial challenge did not come up in Thursday’s joint meeting of the City Council and School Board.
In his presentation he called Education Funding 101, Volinsky highlighted that in the 2017/2018 school year, nearly $3.2 billion was spent state-wide on public education, with 73 percent of that revenue raised by property taxes.