Education DCPS school budgets,budgeted enrollment

So How Do You Calculate My School’s Allocation?

Great question! One of the challenges in the budget development process is ensuring that the needs of individual schools are being met within the DCPS budget development process. No two schools serve the exact same population. Even if the schools have the same number of students, a variety of factors affects the allocation from which a school can build its budget. Those factors include the number of students receiving special education services or the number of early childhood programs it offers. If those numbers change, the budget allocation also changes. DCPS accounts for the following when calculating initial school budget allocations each year: 1.Projected student enrollment; 2.Special education student population; 3.English Language Learner (ELL) student population; 4.Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARM)eligible students; 5.School configuration (Elementary School, K-8 or 6-12 Model School, Middle School, or High School); 6.Teacher-to-student ratios by grade configurations; 7.Specialty school status; 8.Non-Personnel Spending (NPS); and 9.Per-pupil funding minimum.

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Author Susan Griffith
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Last Updated June 4, 2016, 19:57 (UTC)
Created June 4, 2016, 19:43 (UTC)