The Boston Public Schools is grappling with sharply declining state aid, a trend that has persisted for more than a decade and that is now raising questions about the city’s ability to fund new educational initiatives and to overhaul failing schools.
Just 13 percent of the school system’s $937.6 million budget for this school year is covered by state aid, representing a $121.9 million contribution, according to a School Department analysis. Fifteen years ago, state aid covered 31 percent of the budget.
School officials anticipate the downward trend will continue into the foreseeable future, even though the city has among the highest rates of students living in poverty. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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