The map showcases the distribution of the main components of school aid in addition to the districts' financial and educational need measures for School Year 2012-13.
This map assigns all zero values to eight school distracts which have less than eight teachers or are non-operational.
- Total General Aid per Student: The sum of foundation and categorical aid for the 2012-13 school year divided by district student enrollment.
- Foundation Aid per Student: Foundation aid for the 2012-13 school year divided by district student enrollment. Foundation aid, the main source of general operation aid, takes into account student need and local ability to pay.
- Categorical Aid per Student: Categorical aid for the 2012-13 school year divided by district student enrollment. Categorical aid reimburses districts for certain expenses through more than a dozen separate formulas.
- Property Value per Student: The district's total property value in 2009 divided by district student enrollment.
- Percentage of Students Eligible for Free-or-Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL): A three-year average of the FRPL percentage that is used to compare student need.
- District Need/Resource Capacity Index: The ratio of district per pupil student poverty and wealth measures compared to the statewide average. The students poverty measure uses the three-year FRPL percentage and the census poverty rate, and the wealth measure includes propert values and income. Pupil counts are adjusted to reflect the additional time required by students with special needs. The higher the value the lower the ability to pay according to student need within the district. For example, an index value of 1 means that the district in question has student need and ability to pay equivalent to the statewide average for all districts, a score above one means below average ability-to-pay and above average student need. For districts with index values below one means above average ability-to-pay and below average student need.
- Public School Enrollment: Data are for school year 2011-12.