The average state and local expenditure on nonpublic students in 2011 was about $120 per child. This means that in a private school of 300 students taking full advantage of these programs, the school should receive about $36,000 per year in state-mandated aid.
I. Textbooks – The state sets aside funds for non-sectarian educational materials and allots these funds to school districts based on nonpublic school enrollment.
II. Nonpublic Student Aid – The state funds a variety of programs for nonpublic school students:
- Auxiliary Services Aid – This program provides eligible nonpublic school with remedial instruction, English as a Second Language, and home instruction.
- Handicapped Aid – This program provides nonpublic school students with disability identification and remediation services.
- Nonpublic Nursing Services Aid – This program requires school districts to provide equal and appropriate nursing services to all public and nonpublic school students.
- Technology Aid – This program provides each private school with $20 per student to spend on new technological equipment.
III. Transportation – Any school district that provides free transportation to public school students is required to provide free transportation to private school students in the same district. If the estimated cost of transportation per child is more than $884, then the state pays that amount directly to the parent in lieu of providing transportation services.