Revenue Per Pupil and Education Finance Act Projections

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The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office projects student counts, school district revenues, and funding requirements for the Education Finance Act.
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FY 2020-21 Estimated Total Revenue Per Pupil
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Description of Statistic
(estimate as of 9/24/20)
Statistic (Integer, Decimal, Percentage)
$14,801
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The total revenue per pupil includes federal, state, and local per pupil funding, excluding bonds. This amount is for the regular public school districts. Please see the Revenue Per Pupil Report for data on the charter school districts.
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FY 2020-21 Projected Base Student Cost (Full Funding)
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Description of Statistic
(as of 9/1/20)
Statistic (Integer, Decimal, Percentage)
$3,164
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This figure represents the base student cost amount adjusted for inflation for FY 2020-21. The appropriated amount may differ.
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FY 2020-21 Funded Base Student Cost Amount
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Description of Statistic
(as of 9/1/20)
Statistic (Integer, Decimal, Percentage)
$2,489
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This figure represents the estimated funded base student cost amount for FY 2020-21. The final funded amount may differ.
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Revenue Per Pupil Report by School District and 135-day ADM Report
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Proviso 1.3 of the FY 2019-20 Appropriation Act requires the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to provide estimates for each school district of its per pupil state, federal, and local revenue and the 135-day average daily membership (ADM) for each school district. 

The Revenue Per Pupil Report report includes actual revenues and pupils for FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, and FY 2018-19 and projections for FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21. Projections for FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21 are estimates based upon recent and historical trends in local, state, and federal funding and are subject to revision. These figures include revisions made since the adoption of the Appropriation Act. Please note that pupil estimates are based on 135-day enrollment figures for K5-12 and do not include 4 year olds. 

The 135-day Average Daily Membership Report includes the student counts reported to us by the Department of Education for FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, FY 2018-19, and FY 2019-20 and projections for FY 2020-21 as used in the Revenue Per Pupil Report. 

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Downloadable Files
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Education Finance Act Projections
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Pursuant to §59-20-40, the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office provides an estimate of the projected rate of inflation annually. These projections are used in the state government budget process to inform decisions on funding needs for education.

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External Resources
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Please use the following link to access additional school finance information.