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NYC’s Schools Funding Formula Should Consider Homeless Students, Advocates Say

10.03.2022 | City Limits | But educators and advocates say there are high-need student populations the formula doesn’t account for, including students in temporary housing and in the foster care system. They say that in a city where over 100,000 students were homeless in the 2021-2022 school year, according to the Advocates of Children New York, the DOE should adapt its funding formula to better serve that population. 

Critics also say there aren’t sufficient accountability measures to ensure principals–who can allocate FSF funds at their discretion–use the weighted funds to serve the students they are intended for. Read article