If we were better funded

Our better-funded neighbors are able to provide their students with a complete offering of academic, enrichment, physical, social, and emotional development programs.

They provide these to all of their students year after year. We, on the other hand, provide these programs as a patchwork, dependent on private funds raised at each site.

There are a wide variety of such programs. Just a few are described here. All of these programs are important to student success, but many have been reduced or eliminated over the years to balance the budget.

Click and drag programs to build a list of things you think is most important to student development. Adjust the offering as you see fit.

What it costs to offer programs to 16,000 students

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Notice how, even though it’s very expensive to offer comprehensive programs to every student, it is relatively low cost when computed as a function of tax on a single parcel of land