A recent letter writer commented on the performance of Riverview Charter School.
The writer referenced a per-pupil student cost for the Beaufort County School District. I would like to provide some clarification.
The school district allocates approximately $2.8 million to Riverview. This allocation represents general funding and special revenue funding.
The school has 304 students. Using the state's calculation method, the district's per pupil cost for the 2009-2010 school year is expected to be set at approximately $10,800 (not $15,000 as quoted by the writer). This per-pupil cost includes the following sources of funding: general operating, special revenue, food service, internal service and student activities.
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In addition, the $10,800 per-pupil cost includes the $2.8 million allocated to Riverview.
Jesse Washington III, director
School and community Services
Beaufort County School District