Posted by Admin on Feb 22, 2012 in IB Funding | 2 comments
Please post your responses to “Where Does Funding for IB Come From?” here.
The subject of IB funding is a product of ‘fuzzy math’. When a budget is presented for review there aren’t any specifics found. This is evidenced through many school districts that are IB candidates.I found a budget, be it old, that lays out one school districts financial burden. Copy and paste Slate Hill Elementary School into your browser. Turn to their page 49-50. These cost figures are old, but the thing to look at is the percentage it goes up over five years. http://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/uploads/2/File/…/slatehillrenewal.pdf
The costs went from $25,000 for one school per school year 2007-2008 to $242,400 for one school five years later, or their new fiscal budget for 2012-2013. This is an increase of 969.6%. It will be interesting to see what our district projects for the next five years.
Look at the budget for:
Training (this is normally a large expense because teachers travel all over the country and outside the country sometimes)
Application Fees ( Consideration Phase – $4,000 Part A – $9,500 Part B – $9,500 )
(Schools are required to pay IB annual membership fees for the two years a school undergoes the authorization process)
Books, materials and postage
Cost for substitutes when teachers are out of the classroom during “training”
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