GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: May 27, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicRecon

GovWin's SLED Coronavirus Recon, produced by Deltek's SLED Market Research team, is designed to support awareness and understanding of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by state, local, and educational (SLED) entities and the contractors that support them.

General

  • (Iowa) Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration
    • Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and social and fraternal clubs may reopen on May 28 with the same public health measures as restaurants in place.
  • Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules
    • Gov. Laura Kelly not only killed a bill approved by the GOP-controlled Legislature last week but also issued a new state-of- emergency declaration to replace one set to expire Tuesday night. Many Republicans question whether she has the legal authority to do that — and retain the governor's broad emergency powers — so her action is likely to keep an intense partisan dispute burning and risk a potential court challenge.
  • Arizona Senate adjourns without taking up coronavirus bills
    • The Arizona Senate's plan to pass a series of House bills and possibly consider two pieces of coronavirus-related legislation were upended Tuesday when a majority of members abruptly voted to adjourn for the year.
  • New York City asks ISPs, technology companies to help close digital divide
    • As the coronavirus pandemic forces residents to work, learn and receive health care over their home internet connections, New York City is asking internet service providers and other technology companies for ideas to close a digital divide that still leaves millions of residents in nation’s biggest city without high-speed internet.
  • Hawaii Hits Public Health Benchmarks, But Reopening Plan Requires Longer Wait
    • The state is slated June 1 to enter the act-with-care yellow phase, which allows for the reopening of medium-risk activities and businesses.

Funding & Economic Impact

Higher Education

K-12 Education

  • (Oregon) Coronavirus pandemic may force Portland Public Schools to cut more than $12 million in staffing, programs
    • Portland Public Schools expects the coronavirus pandemic to blow a $58 million hole in its projected state funding for the coming year.
  • (Michigan) Lansing-area schools face COVID-19 and thousands in budget cuts heading into next year
    • Michigan is set to lose $3.2 billion in state revenues this year due to the pandemic. That includes an estimated $1.2 billion loss in the School Aid Fund for this fiscal year, plus another $1.1 billion loss in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
    • A $1 billion loss translates to a loss of $685 per student for most schools from the $8,111 they receive in state funding, according to a worst-case scenario included in a memo from State Superintendent Michael Rice and other education leaders distributed ahead of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference.
  • 4 Things To Know About How Illinois’ New Budget Will Impact Education
    • Illinois lawmakers passed a state budget for the new year that starts July 1 — and it doesn’t decimate school funding as some feared it might.
    • The maintenance budget approved holds spending steady for both K-12 and higher education. Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to sign it. However, the budget is contingent on borrowing and as-yet unrealized federal aid. There are also fears level spending won’t last long if the COVID-19 pandemic continues and tax revenue doesn’t recover.
  • (Vermont) South Burlington prepares for school budget vote amid pandemic
    • The district’s initial $55.8 million budget proposal was defeated 4,711-3,561, a margin of 57% to 43%. That budget would have led to an estimated 11.2% tax increase.
    • The new proposed $53.7 million budget, a 4.35% increase over the last budget year, will lead to an estimated 5.91% tax increase.
  • (Oregon) Salem-Keizer budget committee considers $1.5 billion budget with COVID impacts still unknown
    • Salem-Keizer school board approved a plan to furlough nearly all district workers, including teachers and administrators, one day per week through the end of the school year, a move they hope will save up to $10 million for next year.
    • A state budget forecast released last week projected Oregon’s general fund, the largest source of K-12 school money, would be about $2.7 billion short. Guidelines from the Governor have yet to be issued.

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