Massachusetts invests approximately $16 billion a year in our public schools through a mixture of federal, state, and local funds. The Administration and Finance team directly oversees DESE's $6 billion annual budget, 98 percent of which goes directly to districts in the form of local aid, grants, and special education reimbursements. Funding streams include the Chapter 70 program, the main form of state education aid; the special education circuit breaker program; and food and nutrition grants and programs. We also provide school districts with school finance information.
Funding and Reimbursements
Charter Finance and Enrollment
Regional and Vocational Districts
Food and Nutrition Programs
Accounting and Auditing
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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