Notes on School Finance
Selected Information on Funding for Low-Income Students in SREB States
When SREB receives a request for information, the data collected about a topic often may be helpful to legislators, policy-makers and staff in other member states. A request for information relative to how states use data about the number of students living in poverty to distribute state funding to public schools or to target programs to students from low-income families is just such a topic.
SREB prepared these notes with the assistance of state legislative, governors and state departments of education staff. The information is not intended to be all-inclusive, but it does represent the largest portion of funding that is distributed based on federal poverty levels. Special thanks go to the staff in the states for their contributions.