FY 2018 Community Schools Funding Components

Provisions of Am. Sub. H. B. 49 of the 132nd General Assembly govern the funding of community schools.  Payments to community schools take the form of deductions from the state foundation funding of the school districts in which the community school students are entitled to attend school.  Community school students are counted as part of the enrollment base of the resident school district to generate funding.

The funding calculation of community schools utilizes a number of funding concepts and formula some of which are also applied to traditional school districts.  The following funding streams comprise the foundation funding of the community schools.  Some of the following funding streams are not calculated for internet-based community schools as will be pointed out below.

 

Brick-and-Mortar and Blended School Funding Simulator

E-school Funding Simulator
 

Opportunity Grant [Sections 3314.08(C)(1)(a)]

This is the core per-pupil funding of the community school which is calculated by multiplying the formula amount of $6,010 by the formula ADM of the community school on FTE basis.  The result of this calculation is deducted from the funding of the resident district of each student attending the community school as follows:

Deduction from Resident District = Formula Amount X Resident Student FTE attending the Community School

Targeted Assistance Fund [Section 3314.08(C)(1)(b)

This is an additional per-pupil funding community schools receive based on the per-pupil amount of the Targeted Assistance calculated for the community school students’ resident school districts pursuant to provisions of Section 3317.0217(A).  This funding is calculated based on 25% of the community school FTE.

Deduction from Resident District = Section 3317.0217(A) Per-Pupil Targeted Assistance X 0.25 X Resident Student FTE attending the Community School

Additional State Aid for Special Education and Related Services [Sections 3314.08(C)(1)(c)]

This is additional funding targeted to special needs students who are identified as having handicapping conditions that fall within one of the 6 broad categories of special education students as follows:

  1. Category 1: Speech and Language Disability – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $1,578 in FY2018.
  2. Category 2: Developmentally Disabled; Specific Learning Disabled; Other Health (minor) – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $4,005 in FY2018.
  3. Category 3: Hearing Impaired; Severe Behavior Disabled – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $9,622 in FY2018.
  4. Category 4: Visually Impaired; Other Health (major) – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $12,841 in FY2018.
  5. Category 5: Multiple Disability; Orthopedically Disabled – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $17,390 in FY2018.
  6. Category 6: Deaf and Blind; Autistic; Traumatic Brain Injured – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $25,637 in FY2018. 

Deduction from Resident District = ($1,578 x Category 1 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools) + ($4,005 x Category 2 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools) + ($9,622 x Category 3 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools) + ($12,841 x Category 4 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools) + ($17,390 x Category 5 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools) + ($25,637 x Category 6 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools)

K-3 Literacy Fund [Section 3314.08(C)(1)(d)]

This funding is aimed at providing resources for early education literacy.  For each student in grades kindergarten through 3 the community school will receive $320 in FY2018 from the resident school district.

Deduction from Resident District = $320 X K-3 FTE Resident Students attending Community Schools

Economic Disadvantaged Fund [Section 3314.08(C)(1)(e)]

This funding targets students who are identified as economically disadvantaged.  For each such student the community school receives $272 in FY2018 from the resident school district.

Deduction from Resident District = $272 X Resident Economically Disadvantaged FTE Students attending Community Schools X Resident District Economic Disadvantaged Index

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Fund [Section 3314.08(C)(1)(f)]

This funding is targeted to students who lack proficiency in English language.  For each such student the community school receives a per-pupil amount depending on the severity of the language problem of the student.  The law categorizes LEP students into 3 categories as follows:

  1. Category 1: LEP students are those who were enrolled for 180 days or less in US schools and were not exempted from taking the spring administration of the required state English reading and writing tests.  The per-pupil amount for these students is set at $1,515 in FY2018.
  2. Category 2: LEP students are those who were enrolled for more than 180 days in US schools or were previously exempted from taking the spring administration of the required state English reading and writing tests.  The per-pupil amount for these students is set at $1,136 in FY2018.
  3. Category 3: LEP students are those who are not included in the above categories and are in trial-mainstream period.  The per-pupil amount for these students is set at $758 in FY2018.

Based on the above parameters, the LEP funding deduction from the district of residence amounts to:

Deduction from Resident District = ($1,515 X Category 1 LEP Resident FTE Students attending Community Schools) + ($1,136 X Category 2 LEP Resident FTE Students attending Community Schools) + ($758 X Category 3 LEP Resident FTE Students attending Community Schools)   

Career Technical Education Fund [Section 3314.08(C)(1)(g)]

This funding is targeted to students in career technical education programs.  The law provides for a deduction from the resident district for each student who attends a community school and is participating in a career technical education program based on the appropriate career technical classification of the student and a per-pupil amount established in the law.  For the purposes of this funding, career technical students are classified into 5 different categories as follows:

  1. Category 1: WFD in Agriculture and Environmental Systems, Construction Technologies, Engineering and Science Technologies, Finance, Health Science, Information Technology and Manufacturing Technologies – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $5,192 in FY2018.  
  2. Category 2: WFD in Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Law and Public Safety, Transportation Systems and Arts and Communications – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $4,921 in FY2018.
  3. Category 3: Career Based Intervention Programs – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $1,795 in FY2018.
  4. Category 4: WFD in Education and Training, marketing, WFD in Academics, Public Administration and Career Development – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $1,525 in FY2018.
  5. Category 5: Family and Consumer Science Programs – The per-pupil amount associated with this category is $1,308 in FY2018. 

Deduction from Resident District = (Category 1 Career Tech FTE Students attending Community Schools X $5,192)+ (Category 2 Career Tech FTE Students attending Community Schools X $4,921)+ (Category 3 Career Tech FTE Students attending Community Schools X $1,795)+ (Category 4 Career Tech FTE Students attending Community Schools X $1,525)+(Category 5 Career Tech FTE Students attending Community Schools X $1,308)

Transportation Fund [Section 3314.091]

Some community schools choose to provide their own transportation services in which case an additional deduction from the school district of residence based on the statewide per-pupil transportation cost that forms the basis of the traditional districts’ per-pupil transportation funding will be applied to the number of students attending the community school.

Internet Based Community Schools (E-Schools)

For internet-based community schools the funding components are:

  1. Opportunity Grant Funding pursuant to Section 3314.08(C)(1)(a)
  2. Additional State Aid for Special Education and Related Services Funding pursuant to Section 3314.08(C)(1)(c)
  3. Career Technical Education Funding pursuant to Section 3314.08(C)(1)(g) 

The funding mechanism and deductions from the school districts of residence for students attending internet-based community schools for the 3 funding components listed above will be the same as those of brick and mortar community schools as explained above.

Facilities Funding [Am. Sub. H.B. No 49: Section 265.330]

This amount is for assistance with the cost associated with facilities as prescribed in temporary law. Facilities Funding is used to pay each Community School established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code and each STEM School established under Chapter 3326 of the Revised Code. 
If the amount appropriated is not sufficient, the Department shall prorate the amounts so that the aggregate amount appropriated is not exceeded. The formula is as follows:

(Total # of Full Time Equivalent students  X  $200 [brick and mortar / blended school] or $25 [E-School]  X  Proration %)
 

Graduation Bonus [Section 3314.085]

This amount is annually awarded to schools based on the percentage of the school's graduation rate on its most recent report card issued by the department under section 3302.03 or 3314.017 of the Revised Code. The formula is as follows:

(Opportunity Grant amount [$6010]  X  .075  X 4 Year Adjusted Graduation Rate  X  # of Graduates)
The current Graduation Bonus is based on the FY2017 Report Card Data. 

Third Grade Reading Bonus [Section 3314.085]

This amount is annually awarded to schools based on the percentage of the school's students scoring at a proficient level of skill or higher on the Third Grade English Language Arts Assessment prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code. The formula is as follows: 

(Opportunity Grant amount [$6010]  X  .075  X  School's Third Grade Reading proficiency percentage  X  # of students scoring proficient or higher on the Third Grade Reading Test)
The current Third Grade Reading Bonus is based on the FY2017 Report Card Data. 

Last Modified: 5/2/2018 8:59:19 AM