Subject: RE: ESL funding
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:52:51 -0600
From: Marchman, Suzanne
To: <>

It would be fair to say that, on average, school districts receive $577 more in state funding for each LEP student.


From: Gardner Selby
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:16 AM
To: Marchman, Suzanne
Subject: Re: ESL funding


So it would be accurate to say that districts this school year are getting $577 extra for every LEP student?

If so, how much more does it cost to educate an LEP student?


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Marchman, Suzanne wrote:

Looks like I’ve got an answer for you. Here it goes:


There is weighted funding for bilingual education. This funding may be used to deliver bilingual education in grades K-8, bilingual or ESL instruction in middle school, or ESL instruction in grades 9-12. The weight is a 0.1 multiplier against the adjusted basic allotment. The basic allotment is currently $4,765. That allotment is adjusted for several factors, including district size. The average adjusted allotment is $5,933. The multiplier generates additional funding in both Tier I and Tier II. The total additional funding averages $577 per student.


Hope that answers your question.



From: Gardner Selby []
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 4:02 PM
To: Marchman, Suzanne
Subject: Re: ESL funding


Any fresh information?

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