New report looks at which school districts are the most and least funded in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/WYMT) - As students head back to school, both in-person and remotely, a new report ranked the different districts across Kentucky based on how fair funding is distributed.
The report, released by WalletHub, also looked at fairness when it comes to funding state-by-state, ranking Kentucky the 21st most equitable overall.
The study followed new research that claimed low-income students would fall behind wealthier peers if schools continue to operate remotely due to COVID-19. Several districts in our area have already made the decision to start the year virtually or offer a virtual option for students.
The report focused on racial equality and scored each school district in the state based on two metrics: average household income and expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools per pupil. The top ten most and least equitable districts are listed below.
- 1. Union County School District
- 2. Ballard County School District
- 3. Grant County School District
- 4. Madison County School District
- 5. Murray Independent School District
- 6. Barbourville Independent School District
- 7. Paris Independent School District
- 8. Barren County School District
- 9. Muhlenberg County School District
- 10. Hickman County School District
- 164. Harlan Independent School District
- 165. Silver Grove Independent School District
- 166. Walton Verona Independent School District
- 167. Spencer County School District
- 168. Pineville Independent School District
- 169. Boone County School District
- 170. Ft. Thomas Independent School District
- 171. Beechwood Independent School District
- 172. Oldham County School District
- 173. Anchorage Independent School District
For parents who wish to view the full report or find districts not included in the top 10 list, click here.
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