The Portland Public Schools Board meets tomorrow evening, 12/17/12. On the Board’s agenda (here) is Resolution No. 4696 which, among other things, authorizes an extension of a contract with Albina Head Start, Inc., for one year to provide Early Head Start services for 28 children in the Madison and Roosevelt High School areas for the sum of an additional $200,000. That’s a per pupil per year cost of $7,142.86. I do not know if that is for a calendar or school year, or much else about the contract.
Some cost comparisons.
On the same Board meeting agenda is proposal for renewal of the Portland Village Public Charter School’s charter. Within the Board materials are budget projections (again, here). Those projections show the State School Fund allocation per student to be about $5,866 with $4,693 (80%) going to PVCS and $1,173 (20%) going to PPS for their administrative and oversight services. So PVSC is expected to provide educational services to its students for $4,693 per student per school year.
PVSC is located in the Jefferson cluster. Looking to Oregon Department of Education data for 2011-12 from the report for “Operating Cost per Student by School by Fund” (here), one sees per pupil costs per year of:
School General Fund Special Revenue Fund Total
Beach $ 9,505 $2,935 $12,439
Boise-Eliot $10,280 $3,324 $13,603
Chief Joseph $ 9,340 $2,975 $12,315
Faubion $ 9,587 $3,110 $12,698
King $10,531 $4,055 $14,586
Ockley-Green $10,116 $2,827 $12,943
Vernon $11,236 $3,535 $14,771
Woodlawn $ 9,923 $2,915 $12,838
And outside the Jefferson cluster:
Alemeda $ 8,713 $2,391 $11,104
Da Vinci MS $ 9,399 $1,926 $11,325
Lincoln HS $ 9,428 $2,238 $11,666
ASSE is a non-profit organization offering low cost high school year abroad programs in over 30 countries. Typically their fee covers tuition, room & board with a family, and international travel. Here are their fees for a school year abroad in several countries
French Canada b $5,758
Hong Kong $7,310
France $8,256I support shifting more resources to early childhood education programs and to high school study abroad programs.