Changes to Fair Student Funding
In 2008, City Schools adopted a model for school budgeting called “fair student funding” to put as many dollars as possible directly in schools, whose communities know best what their students need.
This formula was updated for the 2018-19 school year after a series of community meetings. The updated formula was approved by the Board of School Commissioners on January 23.
The approved model will result in increased funding for many schools; no schools will see a decrease in their funding allocation as a result of the changes to the model. This school-by-school comparison based on budget allocations for the 2017-18 school year illustrates how this change is likely to affect individual schools.
More information about fair student funding model changes:
- Video of community meeting session 1: Overview and discussion of issues (October 25, 2017)
- Slide presentation from community meeting session 1, overview and discussion of issues (October 25, 2017)
- Slide presentation from community meeting session 2: Possible updates to the funding model (November 15 and 16, 2017)
- Slide presentation from community meeting session 3: Discussion of updates to the model (December 11 and 13, 2017)
- Slide presentation from community meeting session 4: Presentation of the updated model (January 11 and 16, 2018)
- The documents below provide information about issues raised in the January 2018 community meetings: