CLAIM: Funding from Amendment 66 cannot be used to backfill PERA.
FACT: There are no guarantees that school districts won’t use the money to backfill PERA.
At the state level, the money will not be used for PERA, this is true. There are no guarantees that these funds cannot, at the district level where money is fungible, be used to backfill PERA. With a $23.5 billion PERA shortfall, the likelihood is that these funds will, in fact, be used to supplement required PERA contributions.