FY 2012 Community School Deductions

Although Am. Sub. H. B. 153 of the 129th General Assembly introduced major changes in the state funding of school districts, it left the funding of community schools more or less as it was prior to the passage of the new legislation.  Payment to community schools takes the form of deductions from the foundation payment of the school districts in which the community school students reside.  Community school students are counted as part of the enrollment base of the resident school districts in order to generate state funding for the resident districts to be transferred to community schools.  The following is an explanation of the methodology by which community school deduction amounts are calculated. 

The calculation of funding for community schools utilizes a number of funding concepts and formulae that were applied to regular school districts through FY09.  Although these concepts are no longer relevant to public school districts, they are still being utilized in determining the funding of community schools.  Therefore the state funds regular school districts based on one set of parameters while utilizing a different set for deducting funds for community schools.  Also, pupils enrolled in internet or computer based community schools and the EdChoice program generate state funding for the district of residence for all of the following funding streams except PBA Increased Classroom Opportunities, PBA All Day Kindergarten and Parity Aid.  When deducting funds for community schools however, we do not credit any internet school with any of the following funding amounts except #1 and #2.

The following funding streams comprise the total funding of community schools:

1) Formula Aid [Sections 3314.088(A) & (B) and 3314.08(C)(1)]

Per-Pupil Amount = $5,653 + Sum of Per-Pupil Amounts of 4 Building Blocks specified in Section 3317.012 (C)(1) to (4).
Where,
$5,653 = Base Formula Amount for this Section,
the per-pupil amounts for the 4 building blocks are as follows:
$27.05 for Intervention [(Formula ADM/20) x 25 x $21.64]; 
$11.38 for Professional Development [(Formula ADM/17) x 0.045 x $5,732 x 0.75]; 
$5.73 for Data Based Decision Making [Formula ADM x .001 x $5,732] and 
$6.74 for Data Based Decision Making for Professional Development.   
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School Grades 1 to 12 ADM + (Community School KDG ADM x 0.5)]. 

2) Special Education Weighted Amount [Sections 3314.088(C) and 3314.08(C)(2)]

Respective Per-Pupil Amount = $5,732 x FY09 Special Education Weights x 0.9. 
Where, 
$5,732 = Base Formula Amount for this Section,
0.9 = Phase-in-Ratio and
FY09 Special Education Categories and Weights utilized as follows:
1. Special education category 1 weight = 0.2892
2. Special education category 2 weight = 0.3691
3. Special education category 3 weight = 1.7695
4. Special education category 4 weight = 2.3646
5. Special education category 5 weight = 3.1129
6. Special education category 6 weight = 4.7342
Community School Deduction = Respective Per-Pupil Amount x [(Respective Community School Special Education Grades 1 to 12 ADM) + (Respective Community School Special Education KDG ADM x 0.5)].

3) Career Tech Education Weighted Amount [Sections 3314.08(D) and 3314.08(C)(3)]

Per-Pupil Amount = ($5,732 x Career Tech Weight) + ($5,732 x Associated Services Weight).
Where,
$5,732 = Base Formula Amount for this Section and
the weights are as follows:
1. Career Tech Category 1 Weight = 0.57
2. Career Tech Category 2 Weight = 0.28
3. Associated Services Weight = 0.05
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x Respective Community School Career Tech FTE.

4) Poverty Based Assistance (PBA) [Sections 3314.088(E) and 3314.08(C)(4) to (8)] 

PBA funding for community schools is calculated based on provisions of ORC 3317.029 which include a number of funding streams as follows:

1. Intervention Aid 

Level 1 Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Level 1 Amount / FY09 District Formula ADM. 
Community School Deduction = Level 1 Per-Pupil Amount x Community School Poverty Student Count.
Level 2 Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Level 2 Amount / FY09 District Formula ADM. 
Community School Deduction = Level 2 Per-Pupil Amount x Community School Poverty Student Count.
Level 3 Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Level 3 Amount / FY09 District 5-year Average OWF Count. 
Community School Deduction = Level 3 Per-Pupil Amount x Community School Poverty Student Count.

2. Increased Classroom Learning Opportunities

Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District CSR Amount / [(FY09 District Non-Special Education KDG ADM x 0.5) + (FY09 District Non-Special Education Grades 1 to 3 ADM) – (FY09 e-School and EdChoice K-3 ADM)].
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [(Community School Non-Special Education KDG ADM x 0.5) + Community School Non-Special Education Grades 1 to 3 ADM]. 

3. Limited English Proficiency

Per-Pupil Amount = Resident District LEP Amount based on FY03 Data / Resident District LEP ADM in FY09.
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x Community School FY09 LEP ADM. Professional Development
Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Professional Development Amount / FY09 District Formula ADM. 
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School Grades 1 to 12 ADM + (Community School KDG ADM x 0.5)].

4. Dropout Prevention

Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Dropout Prevention Funding / FY09 District Formula ADM.
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School Grade 1 to 12 ADM + (Community School KDG ADM x 0.5)]. 

5. Community Outreach

Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Community Outreach Funding / FY09 District Formula ADM.
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School Grade 1 to 12 ADM + (Community School KDG ADM x 0.5)].  

6. All Day Kindergarten 

Per-Pupil Amount = $5,732 x 0.5.
Where,
$5,732 = Base Formula Amount for this Section.

Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School All Day KDG ADM – (e-School + EdChoice KDG ADM)] provided the district is eligible for all day kindergarten PBA funding and provides it.
Community School Deduction = 0 if the district is eligible for all day kindergarten PBA funding but does not provide it.   In these cases the state provides the Per-Pupil Amount due the community school directly.

5) Parity Aid [Sections 3314.08(C)(9) & 3314.08(D)(9)]

Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Parity Aid / [FY09 Formula ADM – (FY09 e-School ADM + FY09 EdChoice ADM)].
Community School Dedication = Per-Pupil Amount x [Community School Grade 1 to 12 ADM + (Community School KDG ADM x 0.5)]. 

6) Gifted Aid [Section 3314.08(F)]

Per-Pupil Amount = FY09 Resident District Gifted Funding / FY09 Gifted ADM.
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x Community School Gifted ADM.

7) Transportation [Section 3314.091]

Per-Pupil Amount = FY11 Resident District Transportation for Regular Students / FY11 Resident Regular Students Transported including Community School Students Transported.
Community School Deduction = Per-Pupil Amount x Community School Regular Students Transported.

8) High Performing Subsidy [Section 267.30.56]

Provisions of Am. Sub. H. B. 153 call for the distribution of $17 per student enrolled in FY12 at each community school rated “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction” based on FY11 Report Card designation.  The community school enrollment is comprised of the total ADM attending the community school including kindergarten ADM counted as 1 with no JVS adjustment based on the year-end compilations.  This funding does not constitute a deduction from the resident school district and it is paid by the state to the community school directly.

Last Modified: 4/19/2013 10:42:02 AM