Fair Student Funding and Planning for the 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget
Since 2008, City Schools has used a model for school budgeting called “fair student funding.” This model puts as many dollars as possible directly in schools, in keeping with the district’s belief that school communities know best what their students need.
But a lot has happened since this model was implemented:
- The district has identified focus areas of literacy, student wholeness, and staff leadership to advance our students’ success
- Our student population has changed — for example, with a growing number of English learners
- Enrollment at charter schools has increased
- Costs have increased in the face of flat funding from the state, resulting in budget gaps that have been closed with significant cost cutting
In these changing circumstances, it’s time now to revisit fair student funding and consider whether some updates may benefit our students and our schools.
A series of community meetings have been scheduled to discuss how the model is working today, challenges, and solutions for school budgeting as we prepare for 2018-19 budget development. Join us to hear and share ideas about how budgets can work best, or share your ideas by clicking the community survey icon on the right.
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