The UPSFF is the District’s single best tool for achieving funding equity for young people. This study—both its undertaking and its delivery—represents the Bowser Administration’s commitment to providing all students with the resources they need to achieve success and build family-sustaining careers. Per DC Official Code §38–2911, OSSE will convene the 2020 UPSFF Working Group beginning in August to solicit input and recommendations regarding revisions to the formula. This body of work will strengthen and ground conversations about the UPSFF and school funding among our city’s education stakeholders for years to come.
Update: The at-risk student need sections of the 2020 UPSFF Study were re-posted on September 4, 2020 due to the removal of FY16 and FY17 data included in some analyses of at-risk student need. This results in no material change to recommendations made to the DME or options to refine the UPSFF.