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D.C. schools budget could send more to campuses but cut staff as costs rise | Washington Post

February 15, 2024
  • D.C. Policy Center

On February 13, 2024, an Education Policy Initiative report on the potential fiscal cliff for D.C. schools was featured in a Washington Post article:

Ferebee’s budget proposal was unveiled on the same day that D.C. Policy Center released a report illustrating just how heavily schools across the city have relied in recent years on money outside the per-pupil funding model — which allocates dollars to each school according to the number of students enrolled. During the 2018-2019 school year, nearly all funding to D.C.’s traditional public and charter schools came from the per-pupil funding formula.

Read More: D.C. schools budget could send more to campuses but cut staff as costs rise Schools Increase At-Risk Student Enrollment After Policy Change

Additional reading: The fiscal future of public education in the District of Columbia


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