State Education Aid / Funding Formula
The state of Rhode Island provides direct financial support to public schools and public school students through state aid.
Currently, state aid consists of:
- formula aid distributed to LEAs, including school districts and charter schools;
- categorical funding outside of the distributed aid; and
- funds distributed to districts once a year for specific purposes, e.g., a per pupil amount to each school district for each group home bed licensed in the district, reimbursements for providing textbooks to non-public schools and a partial subsidy for school breakfast meals served.