Funding for statewide virtual high schools varies, but typically start-up and operational costs are from state appropriations and/or grants. The most common source of funding is from the state.
Why does it matter? State support is critical to start-up, and can facilitate the growth and success of the program.
|What is the source of funding (appropriation, grants, etc.)?|
|Alabama||State funding (BellSouth Foundation provided a state grant for start-up).|
|Idaho||Foundation grant provided start-up. Continued funding through state funding.|
|Illinois||State funding and federal grants|
|Louisiana||State funding, State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Quality Support Fund grant, and BellSouth grant|
|Maryland||State funding and Federal funding under Title ll-D of NCLB|
|Michigan||State funding and Title II Education Technology Competitive Grant|
|Mississippi||A grant from the BellSouth Foundation augmented by state appropriation.|
|Missouri||State appropriation plus a small portion of Missouri's per-pupil funding.|
|New Mexico||State funding|
|North Carolina||State funding|
|North Dakota||State funding|
|South Carolina||State funding|
|South Dakota||State funding|
|West Virginia||State funding|
|Wisconsin||District funding and grants|
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