Our poorest and most diverse Vermont school districts have been critically underfunded for decades. This is due to inherent flaws in the pupil weighting formula, which directs how Vermont calculates student needs and allocates education funds across the state.

The Pupil Weighting Factors Report of 2019, commissioned by the Legislature and written by researchers from the University of Vermont and Rutgers University, concluded that Vermont does not currently recognize the actual costs of educating students who attend small schools, come from low-income households, live in rural areas or those who are English language learners.

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