ERIC Number: ED412617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Weighted Student Formula: Budget Allocations to Schools for the 1997-98 School Year.
Seattle Public Schools, WA.
Projections in this document form the basis of the site-based budget planning process for schools in the Seattle (Washington) School District. These projections are based on the Weighted Student Formula approved by the School Board in February 1997. The Weighted Student Formula is based on three principles: (1) resources follow the student; (2) resources are denominated in dollars and not in full-time-equivalent staff; and (3) the allocation of resources varies by the personal characteristics of each individual student. Each school will receive a foundation allocation for basic administrative operation and a weighted student allocation based on the characteristics of students. Section I provides an overview of the Weighted Student Formula allocation system. The discussion includes an overview of the formula, its basic mathematical underpinnings, the weightings assigned to various student characteristics, and a timeline for implementation of the formula. Section II summarizes the district's predictions of budget resources to be allocated to every school in the district on a school-by-school basis. The level of funding driven to each school through the formula is projected based on the projection of student enrollments and district funding reductions. These projections should be the basis of the school's site-based budget planning process. A grade-level-by-grade-level breakdown of the enrollment projections for each school and supporting presentation materials are also included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.