Most federal funds are sent directly to states and local school districts for their use in schools.
President Bushs FY 2005 budget would provide $38.7 billion for K-12 education. Of that amount, 95 percent would be distributed either directly to local districts or to schools through their states. Individual schools then use these funds for the purposes defined in the programs.
- ESEA Title I: $13.3 billion
- IDEA Part B: $11.1 billion
- Improving Teacher Quality: $2.9 billion
- English Language Learners: $587.4 million
- Impact Aid (schools impacted by military bases and other facilities): $1.2 billion
- Vocational Education (skills training): $1 billion
This and other facts about K-12 education funding can be found in the U.S. Department of Educations brochure, "10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding," available online.
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