Pupil-Based Funding for All Schools

Pupil-Based Funding for All Schools

Pupil-based funding ensures that funds follow the student. This means that the vast majority of dollars flows to schools based on enrollment and can then be used by schools to pay for salaries, resources, and any support needed.

Metrics for Districts Implementing Portfolio Funding Strategy

More dollars in schools

  • Declining share of district revenue managed and controlled by central departments
  • Increasing equity in per student (or per student type) school funding between district and non-district portfolio schools

More dollars in schools

  • Increasing equity in allocations per pupil type school resources
  • Increasing positive correlation between enrollment and school-level expenditures
  • Increasing % of total dollars spent in the building available to principals as discretionary
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CRPE has selected these resources to illustrate how districts can cost out services and facilities. The fiscal catalog is an example of fully costing out district services and the lease agreement provides an example of creating common facilities pricing between district and charter schools.
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