State Education Aid / Funding Formula

The state of Rhode Island provides direct financial support to public schools and public school students through state aid. 

Currently, state aid consists of:

  • formula aid distributed to LEAs, including school districts and charter schools;
  • categorical funding outside of the distributed aid; and
  • funds distributed to districts once a year for specific purposes, e.g., a per pupil amount to each school district for each group home bed licensed in the district, reimbursements for providing textbooks to non-public schools and a partial subsidy for school breakfast meals served.

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