May 1, 2014

 

New data obtained from the Indiana Department of Education reveals exactly how much funding local public school districts have lost to private school vouchers in their districts. 

 

These figures are before the caps were lifted by the legislature for the 2013-14 school year. For the 2012-13 school year, in which these numbers reflect, 9,139 students took private school vouchers at a taxpayer expense of more than $36 million.

 

The most current data from the Department of Education gleaned from the annual report unveiled in January shows that the number of vouchers handed out after the caps came off, and after the General Assembly expanded the eligibility criteria, increased to nearly 20,000--costing taxpayers and public schools more than $81 million. 

 

There is little doubt that once the data for the 2013-2014 school year is available, it will show that the losses experienced by some school districts will significantly increase.

 

The top 12 “losing” school districts with losses totaling more than $20 million from vouchers granted to benefit private schools are below:

 

1

Indianapolis Public Schools

 $5,635,851.14

2

Fort Wayne Community Schools

 $4,536,366.51

3

South Bend Community Schools

 $3,035,150.49

4

Evansville Vanderburgh Schools

 $1,225,944.21

5

Gary Community School Corp

 $1,179,305.24

6

School City of Hammond

 $1,094,641.02

7

Anderson Community Schools

 $1,004,955.42

8

M S D Warren Township

 $   829,979.36

9

School City of East Chicago

 $   817,198.85

10

M S D Pike Township

 $   812,050.76

11

Perry Township Schools

 $   809,187.11

12

M S D Lawrence Township

 $   723,454.17

Other key takeaways:

  • More than 200 school districts have lost crucial funds due to private school vouchers.
  • On average, each school district lost $168,424 to private school vouchers.

A complete alphabetical listing is below, or a PDF can be downloaded here.

 

 

Adams Central Community Schools  $                   4,500.00
Alexandria Com School Corp  $                 46,537.23
Anderson Community School Corp  $            1,004,955.42
Argos Community Schools  $                   9,000.00
Avon Community School Corp  $               112,715.70
Bartholomew Con School Corp  $               204,435.29
Batesville Community Sch Corp  $                 28,897.83
Baugo Community Schools  $                 37,137.46
Beech Grove City Schools  $               126,648.44
Benton Community School Corp  $                 21,100.00
Bremen Public Schools  $                   8,729.57
Brown County School Corporation  $                 22,500.00
Brownsburg Community Sch Corp  $               127,876.37
Carmel Clay Schools  $                 89,234.96
Carroll Consolidated Sch Corp  $                 25,955.00
Center Grove Com Sch Corp  $               118,376.86
Centerville-Abington Com Schs  $                 33,743.28
Central Noble Com School Corp  $                   8,457.09
Clark-Pleasant Com School Corp  $               204,970.03
Clarksville Com School Corp  $                 57,990.10
Clay Community Schools  $                 32,630.00
Community Schools of Frankfort  $                   8,183.00
Concord Community Schools  $                 74,299.31
Covington Community Sch Corp  $                 30,380.53
Crown Point Community Sch Corp  $               112,566.95
Culver Community Schools Corp  $                   6,579.56
Daleville Community Schools  $                 10,981.18
Danville Community School Corp  $                 18,041.51
Decatur County Com Schools  $                 15,655.94
DeKalb Co Ctl United Sch Dist  $                 76,285.91
DeKalb Co Eastern Com Sch Dist  $                 26,323.19
Delaware Community School Corp  $                   7,122.00
Delphi Community School Corp  $                 14,160.00
Duneland School Corporation  $                 16,771.07
East Allen County Schools  $               553,958.57
East Gibson School Corporation  $                   2,320.00
East Noble School Corp  $               147,359.14
East Porter County School Corp  $                 25,189.28
East Washington School Corp  $                 18,000.00
Eastbrook Community Sch Corp  $                 26,930.71
Eastern Greene Schools  $                 14,979.24
Elkhart Community Schools  $               503,687.63
Elwood Community School Corp  $                   5,498.50
Evansville Vanderburgh Sch Corp  $            1,225,944.21
Fairfield Community Schools  $                 21,264.48
Fayette County School Corp  $                 34,073.78
Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp  $                 22,279.26
Fort Wayne Community Schools  $            4,536,366.51
Franklin Community School Corp  $               115,771.92
Franklin County Com Sch Corp  $                 22,037.88
Franklin Township Com Sch Corp  $               386,983.77
Frankton-Lapel Community Schs  $                 19,248.26
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Com  $                 54,391.30
Gary Community School Corp  $            1,179,305.24
Goshen Community Schools  $               236,900.94
Greater Clark County Schools  $               263,845.23
Greater Jasper Con Schs  $                 43,053.57
Greenfield-Central Com Schools  $                 33,490.56
Greensburg Community Schools  $                 16,174.78
Greenwood Community Sch Corp  $               107,612.33
Griffith Public Schools  $                 72,192.56
Hamilton Community Schools  $                 21,980.00
Hamilton Heights School Corp  $                 11,775.00
Hamilton Southeastern Schools  $               202,707.41
Hanover Community School Corp  $                 25,350.39
Huntington Co Com Sch Corp  $               155,561.14
Indianapolis Public Schools  $            5,635,851.14
Jay School Corp  $                 90,737.92
Jennings County Schools  $                 56,202.19
John Glenn School Corporation  $                   7,800.00
Kankakee Valley School Corp  $               102,051.13
Kokomo School Corporation  $                 51,974.27
Lafayette School Corporation  $               365,161.00
Lake Central School Corp  $                 83,601.02
Lake Ridge Schools  $                 72,026.70
Lake Station Community Schools  $                 11,200.59
Lakeland School Corporation  $                   2,866.17
LaPorte Community School Corp  $               112,627.85
Lebanon Community School Corp  $                 57,228.72
Liberty-Perry Com School Corp  $                   2,700.00
Logansport Community Sch Corp  $                 81,938.00
Loogootee Community Sch Corp  $                   7,960.00
M S D Bluffton-Harrison  $                   5,834.26
M S D Boone Township  $                   4,500.00
M S D Decatur Township  $               128,967.81
M S D Lawrence Township  $               723,454.17
M S D Martinsville Schools  $                 35,809.20
M S D Mount Vernon  $                 28,018.55
M S D North Posey Co Schools  $                   2,202.50
M S D of New Durham Township  $                   6,726.25
M S D Pike Township  $               812,050.76
M S D Southwest Allen County Schls  $               154,673.67
M S D Steuben County  $                 27,155.72
M S D Wabash County Schools  $                 16,133.59
M S D Warren County  $                   7,979.50
M S D Warren Township  $               829,979.36
M S D Washington Township  $               609,854.51
M S D Wayne Township  $               407,879.37
Maconaquah School Corp  $                   4,500.00
Madison Consolidated Schools  $               225,222.77
Madison-Grant United Sch Corp  $                 31,008.80
Manchester Community Schools  $                   2,953.03
Marion Community Schools  $               436,951.02
Merrillville Community School  $               376,431.71
Michigan City Area Schools  $               660,015.42
Middlebury Community Schools  $                 99,623.72
Milan Community Schools  $                   3,261.00
Mill Creek Community Sch Corp  $                 12,852.52
Mississinewa Community School Corp  $                 73,283.71
Mitchell Community Schools  $                 20,487.03
Monroe Central School Corp  $                   2,700.00
Monroe County Com Sch Corp  $               221,084.00
Monroe-Gregg School District  $                   7,119.27
Mooresville Con School Corp  $                 32,128.65
Mt Vernon Community Sch Corp  $                 32,565.39
Muncie Community Schools  $               174,935.77
New Albany-Floyd Co Con Sch  $               183,864.48
New Castle Community Sch Corp  $                   5,170.99
New Prairie United School Corp  $                 19,210.65
Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United  $                   5,096.69
Noblesville Schools  $               130,582.55
North Adams Community Schools  $               111,740.78
North Daviess Com Schools  $                   9,000.00
North Gibson School Corp  $                 19,363.93
North Judson-San Pierre Sch Corp  $                 18,900.00
North Knox School Corp  $                 28,425.41
North Lawrence Com Schools  $               119,931.11
North Newton School Corp  $                 44,666.91
North Spencer County Sch Corp  $                 36,424.93
North Vermillion Com Sch Corp  $                 10,850.00
North West Hendricks Schools  $                 32,594.79
Northeast Dubois Co Sch Corp  $                   4,230.00
Northern Wells Com Schools  $                 30,187.94
Northwest Allen County Schools  $               135,415.44
Northwestern Con School Corp  $                   3,100.20
Northwestern School Corp  $                   2,650.00
Oak Hill United School Corp  $                 26,542.00
Penn-Harris-Madison Sch Corp  $               207,795.94
Perry Township Schools  $               809,187.11
Peru Community Schools  $                   4,500.00
Plainfield Community Sch Corp  $                 63,228.64
Plymouth Community School Corp  $               106,108.80
Portage Township Schools  $               119,677.38
Porter Township School Corp  $                   3,975.00
Prairie Heights Com Sch Corp  $                 12,740.72
Randolph Central School Corp  $                   1,800.00
Rensselaer Central School Corp  $                 36,215.88
Richland-Bean Blossom C S C  $                 31,680.32
Richmond Community Schools  $               310,226.35
Rochester Community Sch Corp  $                   4,056.00
Rossville Con School District  $                   4,568.34
Rush County Schools  $                 56,640.56
School City of East Chicago  $               817,198.85
School City of Hammond  $            1,094,641.02
School City of Hobart  $                 33,454.04
School City of Mishawaka  $               272,679.77
School Town of Highland  $                 32,814.85
School Town of Munster  $                   4,913.28
School Town of Speedway  $                 50,461.61
Scott County School District 1  $                 32,513.06
Scott County School District 2  $               108,937.28
Seymour Community Schools  $                 68,097.72
Shelby Eastern Schools  $                 10,380.00
Shelbyville Central Schools  $                 57,640.00
Shenandoah School Corporation  $                   4,028.00
Sheridan Community Schools  $                 17,699.00
Smith-Green Community Schools  $                   9,428.22
South Bend Community Sch Corp  $            3,035,150.49
South Central Com School Corp  $                 20,387.86
South Dearborn Com School Corp  $                 53,911.36
South Gibson School Corp  $                   4,538.00
South Harrison Com Schools  $                   7,595.00
South Knox School Corp  $                 13,100.00
South Madison Com Sch Corp  $                 20,578.53
South Spencer County Sch Corp  $                 34,664.64
Southeast Dubois Co Sch Corp  $                   2,640.00
Southeast Fountain School Corp  $                   6,550.00
Southern Hancock Co Com Sch Corp  $                   4,999.52
Southwestern Con Sch Shelby Co  $                   7,860.00
Southwestern-Jefferson Co Con  $                 47,308.81
Spencer-Owen Community Schools  $                   7,305.57
Sunman-Dearborn Com Sch Corp  $                 48,200.99
Switzerland County School Corp  $                   3,041.63
Taylor Community School Corp  $                   6,885.93
Tippecanoe School Corp  $               211,693.38
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp  $                 17,511.15
Tipton Community School Corp  $                 21,540.51
Tri-Central Community Schools  $                   5,952.00
Tri-Creek School Corporation  $                 17,140.44
Triton School Corporation  $                   9,057.42
Tri-Township Cons School Corp  $                   8,182.17
Twin Lakes School Corp  $                 10,019.62
Union Co/Clg Corner Joint Sch Dist  $                      550.00
Union School Corporation  $                   2,700.00
Union Township School Corp  $                   2,505.77
Union-North United School Corp  $                   9,107.32
Valparaiso Community Schools  $                 59,364.10
Vigo County School Corp  $               191,968.38
Vincennes Community Sch Corp  $                 59,281.66
Wabash City Schools  $                 28,168.51
Wa-Nee Community Schools  $                 24,721.00
Warrick County School Corp  $                 81,289.70
Warsaw Community Schools  $                 74,771.59
Washington Com Schools  $               322,219.60
Wawasee Community School Corp  $                 28,255.92
West Clark Community Schools  $                 64,243.16
West Lafayette Com School Corp  $                 16,678.86
Western School Corp  $                 11,581.02
Western Wayne Schools  $                 37,753.78
Westfield-Washington Schools  $                 34,191.66
Whiting School City  $                 43,872.96
Whitko Community School Corp  $                 51,351.54
Whitley Co Cons Schools  $                 53,720.96
Zionsville Community Schools  $                 43,329.88