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School Finance and District Support

FY2021 Per Pupil Administrative Cost Average

April 1, 2020

Section 10.04 of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) Regulations for School Finance, and Section VI of DESE's Guidelines for Student and Financial Reporting provide the option of charging and reporting municipal administrative costs based on the statewide average cost per student of these services. For municipalities and school committees that have agreed to use this method for their budgeting and year-end reporting, the per pupil administrative average cost to be used in FY2021 is $123.32.

This average is based on municipal expenditures reported on the 2018-2019 End-of-Year Pupil and Financial Report and in-district enrollment derived from End-of-Year SIMS submissions.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Delmonte, or at 781-338-6536.

Administrative Cost Averages FY2015 to FY2021

YearCost Average

Last Updated: April 1, 2020

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