Where the money goes


The state's General Purpose Aid to education gets divided among Maine's 286 school administrative units as follows:

  • ...the 12 largest (4% of the total number of units) receive 25% of the total.
  • ...the 29 largest (10% of the total) receive 50% of the total.
  • ...the 62 largest (22% of the total) receive 75% of the total
  • and the remaining 224 smallest units (78% of the total) receive 25% of the state subsidy.