Regional School District Revenue Sources

Regional School District Revenue Sources


Like any entity, Massachusetts regional
school districts have a variety of revenue sources to pay for their
operating costs. Some of the biggest are state aid,
local assessments, grants, and revolving funds State aid comes in a variety of
forms, including general state education funding, known as chapter 70, partial
reimbursements for special education known as circuit breaker, and regional
school transportation. Local assessments are the money paid directly to the
district by member cities and towns. Grants can come from federal, state, or
private sources, and are generally provided for very specific reasons. Finally revolving funds are used to accept receipts in situations where the
funding will be immediately spent back into a designated program. Examples
include sporting event or performing arts ticket sales, student payments for
school meals, facility rental fees, and tuitions for early childhood education. All public school budgets are availablefor anyone to view. You can typically
find them on your districts website or by contacting the superintendent’s
office. This video is part of a series, called Education Funding Explained,
created by support MA Regional Schools. If you’d like more
detail on this topic visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

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