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Charter tuition payments are easily the top budget pressure for school districts
Although the top four budget pressures are the same as last year , an overwhelming number of school districts identified mandatory charter school tuition payments as one of their biggest sources of budget pressure . However , the pandemic has also brought on several new budget pressures .
Top budget pressures
We continue to improve our student experience to ensure that students receive the highest-quality education . However , financial constraints continue to threaten our capacity to provide the full spectrum of programming that all students deserve .
- Survey respondent
27.1 % 25.4 %
Charter school tuition payments
Special education costs
Inadequate state funding
Loss of revenue due to the pandemic
Increased costs due to the pandemic
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