JFC Budget Increases Open Enrollment Transfer Amount

The budget plan approved by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) this week will gradually increase the open enrollment transfer amount for regular education pupils over the next several years.

Open Enrollment Aid Transfer Amount – Regular Education–the aid transfer amount would increase by $100 per pupil each year from 2017-18 through 2020-21 above any increase provided under the current law indexing mechanism. Under current law, the aid transfer amount is equal to the sum of the aid transfer amount in the previous year plus the per pupil revenue limit adjustment for the current year, if positive, plus the change in the amount of statewide per pupil categorical aid between the previous year and the current year, if positive.

In the 2016-17 school year, the aid transfer amount for a regular education pupil was $6,748.  Under the JFC-approved provision, that amount would increase to $7,048 in 2017-18 and to $7,352 in 2018-19.