Why does OSPI list Woodland's per-pupil cost at $17,986, much higher than our neighboring districts?

The KWRL Transportation Cooperative which provides school bus services for Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts is headquartered in Woodland Public Schools.

As part of state requirements for all school district cooperatives, all funding for all four school districts funnels through the single district where the service is based, in this case, Woodland.

In other words, Woodland Public Schools' per-pupil cost includes the transportation funding for Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center in addition to the funding Woodland receives for its own students.

Woodland's actual per-pupil cost is $16,078

6.52% lower than the state average of $17,199 per pupil