Frequently asked questions on student-centered funding

In Politics by Michael Rae

What is student-centered funding? Student-centered funding is an approach to K-12 education finance that ties education funding to individual students. Unlike other school finance approaches, student-centered funding puts student needs as the focus of education funding decisions. 

Student-centered funding can take many forms but typically sets a base funding amount for regular-program students, with additional weights added for classifications such as English language learners, special education, and poverty. Under this system, a student would generate the same level of funding regardless of geographic location or what type of school they attend. Student-centered funding is based on four principles: 

Fairness: Education dollars