Skandera announced the new unit value in April, and last week, she told the Journal that districts can depend on the money.
“The unit value is set separate from special session,” she said. “It is set the same way every year, so when it goes up, it is based on external factors. It is set and that $20 million won’t go away regardless of what happens during the special session.”
PED determines the unit value, which provides funding based on a district’s total enrollment and the composition of the student body. For instance, English Language Learners and special education students receive more money to cover additional school supports.