What does Bellefonte Area School District spend annually on charter school tuition?
Bellefonte Area School District has budgeted $3 million to put toward charter school costs for the 2020-21 school year -- up from $2.75 million in the 2019-20 school, which was about $250,000 more than the 2018-19 school year. In 2019-20, that accounted for 5.2 percent of the total budget, or from the millage rate of 50.2131, charter schools were 5.46 mills, according to district Director of Fiscal Affairs Ken Bean. From the 2013-14 school year to the 2018-19 school year, Bellefonte Area School District spent nearly $12 million on charter school tuition.
In the 2018-19 school year, Bellefonte Area School District spent $11,907.14 per regular education student to attend a charter school and $25,028.57 per special education student to attend a charter school. In the 2019-20 school year, the district spent about $12,355.14 per regular ed student and $27,311.76 per special education student to attend a charter school.
*As of November 2019, 165 students living within the boundaries of Bellefonte Area School District attended charter schools.
Bean further elaborates on information regarding charter school costs in the district's Budget Talk Series. Visit this link to learn more: Budget Talk with Ken Bean, Charter school costs
*Learn more about charter school funding, here.