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Cost Per Pupil

Virginia Code Section 22.1-92 requires each school division to provide notification of its estimated per pupil cost for public education for the coming school year. The Code further mandates that the notification shall include actual per pupil state and local education expenditures for the previous school year. The chart below meets that legal requirement. When comparing fiscal years against each other, it is important to keep in mind that one is actual and the other is an estimate based on an approved budget. Typically when the actual costs for an estimated year are finally compiled, they are lower than the estimate provided.

VIRGINIA BEACH CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AVERAGE PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES FOR OPERATIONS*
SOURCES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FY 2017** (Actual) FY 2018
(Estimated)
VBCPS
FY 2019***
(Approved)
VBCPS
STATE
AVERAGE
VBCPS
STATE $ 4,166 $4,219 $4,375 $4,541
SALES TAX 1,053 1,079 1,140 1,185
FEDERAL 867 876 951 1,151
LOCAL**** 6,462 5,848 6,300 6,314
TOTAL $12,548 $12,022 $12,766 $13,191

*Includes regular day school, school food services, summer school, adult education, pre-kindergarten, athletics, textbooks, and other educational functions; however, excludes certain expenditures (e.g., non-regular day school programs, non-local education agency programs, facilities, debt service, capital outlay additions). Non-local education agency programs include expenditures made by the division for state-operated education programs (in hospitals, clinics, and detention homes) that are located within the school division and reimbursed with state funds

**Commonwealth of Virginia, Superintendent's Annual Report for Virginia

***Based on the approved School Board Operating Budget and approved by City Council

****Includes the City of Virginia Beach and other local sources (e.g., rental of facilities, summer school tuition, adult education fees, cafeteria service charges), along with the following adjustments and qualifications:

FY 2018 (Actual) and FY 2019 (Estimated) - Includes expenditures of carryover encumbrances and appropriated fund balances, excludes certain operating transfers, net of City reversion (i.e., actual/estimated unexpended balance returned to the City), and other necessary adjustments that can cause, along with other factors, fluctuations in the local average per pupil expenditures from fiscal year to fiscal year

FY 2020 (Approved) - Based on the approved School Board Operating Budget and approved by City Council; however, it does not include certain adjustments necessary to compute the FY 2018 (Actual) and
FY 2019 (Estimated) local average per pupil expenditures and, therefore, it will affect the comparability of the FY 2020 (Approved) local average per pupil expenditures amount to the FY 2018 (Actual) and FY 2019 (Estimated) amounts.