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Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts

7035-0006

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $61,521,000 $61,521,000
FY17 $62,387,256 $61,021,000
FY16 $61,463,573 $59,021,000
FY15 $59,255,280 $56,521,000
FY14 $54,400,510 $51,521,000
FY13 $48,812,329 $45,521,000
FY12 $47,453,360 $43,521,000
FY11 $45,479,853 $40,521,000
FY10 $46,383,021 $40,521,840
FY09 $67,456,062 $58,357,600
FY08 $68,802,099 $58,700,000
FY07 $66,978,386 $55,100,000
FY06 $56,122,668 $45,000,000
FY05 $49,182,784 $38,000,000
FY04 $35,189,961 $26,395,683
FY03 $56,826,573 $41,705,180
FY02 $71,188,063 $51,118,970
FY01 $68,998,695 $48,684,734
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Funding for Transportation of Pupils - Regional School Districts
10.6%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Regional school districts often have higher student transportation costs since they cover larger geographic regions. The state subsidizes transportation costs for these longer journeys in an effort to encourage the formation of regional school districts, which can often run more efficiently than smaller school districts.

The Commonwealth sets aside funding to help cover the higher transportation costs of regional school districts. The funding designated by the state each year goes into special funds called Regional Transportation Reimbursement Funds (RTR). These funds allow regional districts to carry over reimbursements that they receive in one fiscal year into the next, providing useful budgeting flexibility.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sets a reimbursement rate each year based on the state's total appropriation for regional school district transportation. Between FY 2010 and FY 2014, this reimbursement rate has averaged 61 percent of the cost incurred by regional districts. In FY 2014, the reimbursement rate was 66 percent.

Updated January 2016

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $61,521,000 $61,521,000
FY18 Leg $61,521,000 $61,521,000
FY18 Sen $62,271,000 $62,271,000
FY18 SWM $61,021,000 $61,021,000
FY18 Hou $62,021,000 $62,021,000
FY18 HWM $62,021,000 $62,021,000
FY18 Gov $61,021,000 $61,021,000
FY17 $62,387,256 $61,021,000