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School Aid Estimates Released

The Department of Pubic Instruction (DPI) has released its estimates for state aid to school districts for the upcoming 2009-10 school year.

This estimate was based on the $4.65 billion budgeted by the state in the recently enacted state budget for school aids. This figure is a decrease of 3.1% or $147 million from the amounts budgeted for school aids in 2008-09.

State school aids are distributed to school districts using a formula that takes into account factors such as number of pupils, the average cost per pupil, and the property value of the school district.

According to the estimates developed by DPI, 90 of the state’s 426 districts will receive increases in their state aid for 2009-10.