Nonpublic school program and its estimated amount for FY 2022
State and Federal School Lunch aid to nonpublic schools: $13,529,983
Nonpublic School Transportation: $8,997,091
Nonpublic School Text Books: $852,000
Share-time Students *: $1,314,591
Special Education Support from AEAs *: $57,475
Media and Education Services from AEAs **: $4,027,695
Estimated School Tuition Organization (STO) Tax Credit: $20,000,000
Estimated Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit: $25,001,527
Home School Assistance Program ***: $15,509,007
Accredited Nonpublic School Concurrent Enrollment: $1,000,000
529 Education Plan Expanded to K-12 Nonpublic Expenses: $14,300,000
*Funded through the school aid formula and consists of State aid and local property taxes. AEA Special Education Support Services does not account for reduction in funding through statute.
**AEA Media and Ed. Services are funded with local property taxes through the school aid formula. This total does not account for reduction in funding through statute.
*** The Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) is a voluntary program through which districts can receive additional school aid funding to offer programming for home-schooled students. If a district offers HSAP, families of home-schooled students in the district may sign up to receive support from the school district, which must include contact between a licensed teacher and the family four times a quarter, half of which must be face-to-face with the student. The instructor can also advise the parent or guardian about lesson plans, pedagogical techniques, student evaluation, and other areas. For each student enrolled in HSAP, the district receives 0.3 weighting in the school aid formula.
Sources: Legislative Services Agency, Department of Revenue, Department of Education