FY 2013 SBB Funding Allocations (as of 1/7/2012, updated 1/24/2012):
*Note: posted FY 2012-13 school funding allocations are preliminary. SBB allocations will be adjusted and re-posted in April 2012. Current projections include the impact of the FY 2012-13 Boundary Proposal that was approved on January 18, 2012.
Student Based Budgeting (SBB) distributes funding to schools based on students’ needs and characteristics. PGCPS is moving towards a new system of funding schools and budgeting resources. With SBB, our schools and communities will have a clearer understanding of how and why dollars are being allocated. SBB differs from our traditional funding system that allocates resources to schools based on staffing formulas and school-specific programs. Schools will be funded per child, and the amount of funding attached to each child will vary based on his or her needs. Furthermore, schools will also have more flexibility in deciding what to do with those resources.
Goals of SBB:
- Increase Equity: Reduce the variation in per pupil funding by school. Equitably fund each student at each school based on his or her educational needs.
- Empower Schools: Principals should be empowered to have more flexibility in their budgetary and operational decisions that meet the needs of their individual school. Central office departments should operate in a supporting role to meet the demands and needs through timely and high quality service while providing clear parameters and guidelines to schools.
- Support System Priorities: We should use data to to fairly and effectively allocate resources to support strategic priorities and initiatives in a way that puts student needs first
PGCPS is piloting SBB in eight schools in FY 2011-12. Pilot schools were selected from an applicant pool and represent a range of school types, enrollment counts and student characteristics. In early 2011, these schools worked with Central Office support to develop their own budgets and academic plans. This fall, schools will open their doors with a budget that better reflects their specific needs and strategies.
Allenwood Elementary; Heather Hills Elementary; Kenilworth Elementary; Mary Harris “Mother “ Jones Elementary; William Hall Academy; Samuel Ogle Middle; Bowie High School; and Frederick Douglass High School.
A full rollout is planned for all PGCPS schools, and will be effective for the 2012-13 fiscal year. In preparation for that change, all schools will begin to receive training and guidance on SBB in the fall of 2011. That training and support will continue throughout the 2011-12 school year.
This initiative is being led by the Chief Academic Officer and the Chief Financial Officer.