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The method of financing public education in Georgia is governed by State law under the constraint of provisions in the Constitution of the State of Georgia.  State aid to schools is determined by the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act, which allocates funds for 12 specific programs based on full-time equivalent (FTE) counts.

Three times during the school year, as designated by the State Board of Education, the enrollment by instructional program for each student shall be reported to the Department of Education.  This enrollment report shall indicate the student’s specific assigned program for each one-sixth of the school day on the designated reporting date.

The student count is used to determine the full-time equivalent (FTE) count.  The FTE counts are multiplied by certain program weights established by State law.

The FTE “program weight” and “base amount” established in the annual appropriations act are then used to determine the total funds needed for a Quality Basic Education Program.

This system shall comply with all rules and regulations as set forth by the State in order to receive the full entitlement of State funds for the operation of the schools in this system. 


Carroll County Schools
Adopted Date:  7/11/2002

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

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State Reference Description
Ga. Constitution Art. 1, Sec. 2, Par. 8 Lotteries and nonprofit bingo games
Ga. Constitution Art. 8, Sec. 1, Par. 1 Public Education; free public education prior to college or post-secondary level; support by taxatio
O.C.G.A 20-02-0066 School breakfast programs
O.C.G.A 20-02-0133 Free public instruction; exceptions; eligibility; transfer and utilization; funding
O.C.G.A 20-02-0140 SBOE to establish competencies and uniformly sequenced core curriculum
O.C.G.A 20-02-0160 Determination of enrollment; determination of funding
O.C.G.A 20-02-0165 Equalization grants; annual calculation; allocation
O.C.G.A 20-02-0181 Calculation of program weights to reflect base school size
O.C.G.A 20-02-0184.1 Funding for additional days of instruction
O.C.G.A 20-02-0260 Capital outlay funds, generally
O.C.G.A 20-02-0320 Information Steering Committee; identification of data to implement QBE Program; state-wide information network
O.C.G.A 20-02-2090 Charter School funding
O.C.G.A 20-02-2091 Charter School collaborative efforts
O.C.G.A 50-27-0013 Disposition of lottery proceeds
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0165.1 Charter system earnings for each full-time equivalent student; use of funds
O.C.G.A. 20-02-0290 Organization of schools; employment of school administrative managers
Rule 160-3-3-.04 Professional Learning
Rule 160-4-2-.20 State-Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses for Students Entering Ninth Grade in 2008 and Subsequent Years
Rule 160-4-3-.11 Extended Day Grant Program
Rule 160-4-3-.13 Youth Apprenticeship Programs
Rule 160-4-5-.02 Language Assistance: Program for English Learners (ELs)
Rule 160-4-7-.18 Grants for Services
Rule 160-4-9-.05 Charter Schools Petition Process
Rule 160-4-9-.06 Charter Authorizers, Financing, Management, and Governance Training
Rule 160-5-3-.11 Standard Cost Devevopment
Rule 160-5-4-.04 Special Appropriation for Public School Capital Outlay
Rule 160-5-4-.05 Regular Advance and Low-Wealth Funding
Rule 160-5-4-.11 Design Professional Contracts and Fees
Rule 160-5-4-.16 Educational Facility Site, Construction, and Reimbursement
Rule 160-5-4-.18 Bidding Requirements for State-Funded School Capital Outlay Projects
Rule 160-5-4-.22 Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Public School Facilities
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