EOC finalizes EIA budget recommendations

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During the December 2022 Education Oversight Committee meeting, members approved budget recommendations for Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds.

All dollars generated from the penny sales tax are dedicated solely to public education, with estimates for next year totaling over $1 billion.

Some of the recommendations included:

  • increasing the teacher supply stipend
  • financial awards for Palmetto Gold and Silver schools, and
  • using the $30 million in current year surplus to update instructional materials for students.

To read the EOC’s press release, click here.