School Finance 101

NOTE this page is continually under construction until we figure the most complete simple way to explain it.  We are aiming for facts and not opinions.  Please contact Jayne or Jennifer if you see something incorrect or you have an idea to ad.

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What is Recapture?

Baseline Function for Recapture

Basic Allotment per student ($6,160) X Avg Daily attendance = Entitlement ( how much the district can keep)

the rate is adjusted bases on factor such as school size and number or low income campuses


History of Recapture