FY 2022

DCPS Non-Personnel Services Model

This Non-Personnel Services Model shows how DCPS allocates funds to individual schools, based on projected student enrollment and other key factors. The model ensures that every school has certain resources that are needed for the school to operate, and it also provides school leaders with the flexibility to fund their school in ways that support the school’s unique goals.

Legend:
L1 Required - Rarely flexible - any shift in the allocation will maintain the intended purpose of the original allocation. (Level 1)
L2 Flexible with Petition - Principals may petition to repurpose the allocation and must demonstrate how they will meet related programmatic requirements, as applicable. (Level 2)
L3 Flexible - These allocations are optional and may be budgeted at the principal’s discretion. (Level 3)

Excellence Through Equity (At-Risk Funding)

DCPS allocates at-risk funds to schools depending on the percentage of the school’s students who are considered at-risk of academic failure. The current definition for at-risk of academic failure is based on existing proxy measures that include students experiencing homelessness, in the District’s foster care system, qualifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or high school students who are one year older, or more, than the expected age for the grade in which the students are enrolled.

Custodial Supplies

Every school receives a baseline of $2,456 in custodial supply funding. Additional funding is allocated to schools based on school building utilization rate (a relationship between enrollment and building capacity) and a 7 cents per square foot for high schools and 5 cents per square foot for all other schools multiplier.

Education Supplies

L3

Art Supplies

  • $5 per every student in grades PK-5
  • $8 per every student in grades 6-8
  • $25 per every student in grades 9-12
L3

Music Supplies

  • $5 per every student in grades PK-5
  • $10 per every student in grades 6-8
  • $15 per every student in grades 9-12
L3

Health/PE Supplies

  • $5 per every student in grades PK-5
  • $10 per every student in grades 6-8
  • $15 per every student in grades 9-12
L3

Science Supplies

  • $5 per every student in grades PK-5
  • $10 per every student in grades 6-8
  • $30 per every student in grades 9-12
L1

Literacy Materials (MOU)

  • $20 per every student in grades PK-12

Technology for At-Risk Students

L2

When at-risk population >25%

$20 per at-risk student

L2

When at-risk population >75%

$40 per at-risk student

Other Cost Allocation

L3

Administrative Premium and Custodial Overtime

All schools receive $100 per student

L3

Per Pupil Funding Minimum

Schools receive additional funding, if necessary, to ensure a minimum per pupil funding level of $10,400

L3

NPS Calculation

Schools receive an allocation for non-personnel spending that is 1.6% of the allocated personnel budget

L3

School Based Title Funding

The title allocation is based on the number of low-income students as identified by free and reduced-price meal program eligibility

L3

Specialty Funds

These funds are designated to support unique academic programming at specific schools.

Schools with NAF Academies, Ninth Grade Academies and Twilight Programs receive additional funds (Title I and Grants)

High School Programs – Not at All Schools

L1

NAF NPS

Academies receive grant funded non-personnel funds based on need.

L1

Ninth Grade Academy NPS

Schools will be allocated a specified amount of Title I funds.

L1

Ninth Grade Academy Administrative Premium

Schools will be allocated a specified amount of Title I funds.

L1

Twilight Academy Administrative Premium

Schools will receive an allocation of Title I funded administrative premium.

L1

Credit Recovery 

Eligible schools receive an allocation to operate Credit Recovery programs.

Alternative Pathways

L3

Pathways Programming

Alternative schools receive $150,000 for centrally-managed staff support and professional learning.

Middle Grade Enrichment

L3

Middle Grades Exposures & Excursions

Every school that serves middle grade students receives $23,000 to support travel and excursions.

L3

Middle Grades Enrichment & Activities

Every school that serves middle grade students receives $5,000 to support activities and clubs.

Security

L1

Security Funding

School security costs for daytime operating hours based on a contract with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

PDF - NPS Model