Advancing Equity and Excellence through School Budgets
A budget is a statement of priorities. We work to ensure that students in our most vulnerable schools are a budget priority in Pittsburgh.
Advancing equity and excellence through school budgets requires:
Our most vulnerable students to be served despite conditions affecting district finances, such as declining enrollment, increasing costs, and reductions in state funding.
Schools with higher need receive higher funding, while schools with less need receive less.
Funds for some services to be nonnegotiable and provided in every school. Examples include music, art, foreign languages, advanced courses, career and college preparation and counseling.
Schools have flexible funding they can used to pay for specific supports that students may need in a school that could be different from another school
District progress towards budget equity:
As a direct result of the advocacy and support of A+ Schools, our partners and the community, Pittsburgh Public Schools is implementing a new educational delivery model that changes the way school budgets are allocated.