Education Spotlight

WHAT’S IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED FY 2015 BUDGET FOR EDUCATION?


For fiscal year (FY) 2015, the mayor proposes to spend about $1.9 billion in local funds on education and related services for children in pre-kindergarten through high school. This analysis covers proposed education spending for: DC Public Schools, Public Charter Schools, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the Office of Public Facilities Modernization, […]


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District of Columbia School Finance Primer


Public education from pre-k through grade 12 in the District of Columbia is offered through two systems:  DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools (DCPCS). Both receive basic funding based on student enrollment, but the systems differ in how money flows to individual schools and how much autonomy each school has in spending […]


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Public education from pre-k through grade 12 in the District of Columbia is offered through two systems: DC Public Schools and DC public charter schools. Both receive basic funding based on student enrollment, but the systems differ in how money flows to individual schools and how much autonomy each school has in spending decisions. 

DC’s public school system is funded through a number of revenue sources, including local, federal, and private funding streams. These schools get most of their resources from local funds, with the amount determined by the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF) and enrollment levels. This formula is used to set the total local funding allocated to DC Public Schools and to each public charter school LEA, which can be an individual school or a cluster of schools if the charter school has more than one campus. 

In FY 2014, some $1.3 billion in local dollars were allocated through the UPSFF to DCPS and public charter schools.

For more information, see: DC School Finance Primer.

 

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