|Subject:||RE: ESL funding|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:52:51 -0600|
It would be fair to say that, on average, school districts receive $577 more in state funding for each LEP student.
So it would be
accurate to say
that districts this school year are getting $577 extra for every
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.