Monday, December 15, 2014

Pa. schools with declining enrollment get more state funding

Here's a real head-scratcher about the way Pennsylvania funds its public schools.
It would appear that the fewer students you have, the more state funding you get.

From an analysis done by The Commonwealth Foundation:
Consider that during the 2012-13 school year, state revenue per student in Pennsylvania's 20 fastest-growing districts was slightly more than $3,000. In contrast, state revenue per student among those districts with the largest decreases in enrollment was nearly $10,000. Put another way, school districts with declining enrollment received more than three times the state funding per student than growing districts.
Harmed by "Hold Harmless"

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