Administration and Finance

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.

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