One of a state’s primary responsibilities is to divvy up the public funds for K-12 schooling. A set of finance policies determines how the state and local funds are apportioned—and what is expected in return—so that districts and other providers can then apply them to schools and classrooms. While each state formula varies, there are desired features and key decisions for consideration.
We created this decision tree to help policy makers review and design state education funding formulas. Please email any questions to Hannah Jarmolowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.