Take a Look at the Books
We use federal, state, and local funds, as well as some grants from nonprofit foundations, to support public education in Rhode Island. RIDE has developed several reporting tools to enable the public to monitor how we use these funds to support our schools and our students.
State Education Aid: What It Is and How It Works
The state provides direct financial support to public schools and students through state aid. State aid is formula aid distributed to local education agencies (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. These might include 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.
Learn more about state education aid.