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FY17 School Budget Tool: DCPS school budgets comparable and transparent

The Coalition for Public Schools & Communities (C4DC) and Code for DC released a School Budget Tool with all schools’ FY17 budget data (and comparisons to FY16 and FY15).

In the post, “C4DC Budget Tool & the FY17 DC School Budget Data in Context,” C4DC analysis on the tool shows that despite FY17 increases, some schools have reduced buying power for 3 reasons: costs of positions went up; some costs were shifted to school budgets; and an unfunded mandate added responsibilities to schools but not funding.

This comparative data and context will be important in the upcoming budget oversight hearings and in holding our city accountable for the high quality education for all of our students.

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