Negative factor continues to impact local schools

The Archuleta School District (ASD) budget projections for the 2015-2016 school year were presented by Finance Director Janelle Wood at the April 14 school board meeting.

Currently, the ASD 2014-2015 pupil count for funding purposes totals 1,380.6 and per-pupil funding is set at $8,179.75, which totals $11,292,969. This amount preceded what is commonly termed as the “negative factor,” which sent $1,464,370 back to the state, leaving $9,828,598, or a reduced per-pupil funding amount of $7,119.08.

What is the negative factor and how is this impacting Archuleta schools?

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