How is the METCO Program funded?

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The METCO Program is funded by the State of Massachusetts through the Department of Education under the Racial Imbalance Law.  Funding includes the cost of student transportation, anti-racist materials and training, program initiatives which enhance academic achievement and cross-cultural presentations, and salaries for the Newton METCO Program staff.  The City of Newton also receives funds calculated to cover the cost of teachers.  Each year the Newton METCO Director prepares the budget proposal.  This proposal is presented to the Newton Public Schools Superintendent and School Committee and approved by the State Department of Education.