“Weighted” funding — more money to schools enrolling high-need students — allows principals to control their resources, writes Lisa Snell in the Indy Star.
. . .schools are given responsibility for managing their own budgets in key areas such as personnel, school maintenance, and learning materials.
In addition, the funding follows the child to each school and is based on the characteristics of the individual child.
In a side bar, the principal of a small New York City school writes about the power of autonomy.