SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 1
January 5, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Comparison of State Aid Allocations 1995-96 to 1996-97 as Proposed|
Attached for your review and use is an analysis prepared by the Department which provides a comparison of state aid projected for 1995-96 and for 1996-97 as proposed by the Governor. This analysis provides both dollar and per pupil allocations. The per pupil change is provided to moderate the differences between the state and local projections of membership and recognizes increasing and decreasing enrollments. Due to the difficulty of projecting allocations from all categorical accounts at this time, the analysis includes state aid projected in all of the Standards of Quality accounts, as well as the technology initiatives (the specific accounts are shown on page 4 of the analysis). On a statewide basis, an increase of $180 per student is provided in the Governor's budget as introduced. Only six localities are experiencing a decrease in per pupil aid, primarily due to increases in the local composite index or significant decreases in special education student counts. I hope you will find this information helpful as you meet with your local school board, government officials or your state legislators. If you need additional information or have questions, please call Mrs. Kathryn S. Kitchen, Division Chief, Finance, at (804) 225-2025, or Mrs. June F. Eanes, Director of the Budget, at (804) 225-2060. WCB,Jr./kk Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and attachment will be sent to the Superintendent's office.