With the American Rescue Plan Act – not that we appear to need $1.9 trillion in “rescuing” – having taken shape, I’ve updated our K-12 distribution estimate.
Note that not all private schools will be able to access the new funding. There are important strictures, including that the money only be distributed by governors to “non‐public schools that enroll a significant percentage of low‐income students and are most impacted by the qualifying emergency.” I am also assuming that with the new money for private schools, those schools will not be permitted to receive “equitable services” funding. Finally, I changed the title of the last columns from “Biden” to “ARPA.”
These updates change the estimates of aid per public and private school student, as well as total K-12 money for all federal COVID-19 relief legislation. Total K-12 funds (not shown) is about $213 billion. Aid per public school student is $3,919, and per‐private school student is $2,513. Of course, different students will get different levels of benefit based on the specific school they attend, where they live, etc., and some of the aid to states and localities, not factored in here, may also help schools and students.