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Mixed Bag For Monroe County School Districts Following Funding Formula Tweaks

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Schools across Indiana will see different things happen to their bottom lines over the next two years. (Steve Burns, WTIU/WFIU News)

Indiana legislators passed a two-year budget this week that increases tuition support across the state by $539 million. But that money won’t go to all schools. 

Steve Hinnefeld is a former education reporter for the Herald Times and writes a blog about Indiana school policy. He says some schools fared better than others.

“As always there are winners and losers,” he says. “Maybe not really bad losers this year, but any school district that is losing enrollment and losing students is likely to be losing funding.”

Estimates from Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency shows the Monroe County Community School Corporation will gain 2.7 percent in 2020 and 3.1 percent in 2021, while Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will lose funding over the next two years.

The budget also includes funding increases for the state’s voucher program and charter schools. 

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