Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

House vs. Senate: A Comparison Of School Funding Formulas

    The Senate released its version of the 2015-2017 budget Thursday, with K-12 and higher education receiving a combined 63 percent of state funds. The way the Senate proposes to fund schools differs slightly from the House’s budget, mainly in how it funds low-income students.

    (Read more about the Senate’s proposed budget)

    To illustrate the differences between the two budgets, we looked at the per pupil amount for a variety of school corporations ranging from rural, urban, low-income and affluent. Hover over the bars in graphs below to see exact amounts:

    Here’s a direct comparison between the House and Senate budgets for these school corporations:


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