On Wednesday 6 Av (July 18) the Israeli Ministry of Education published official statistics describing its budget.
Comparing per child budgets of different sectors
The figures show that a chareidi child is budgeted at only 40% of the amount budgeted for a child in the official education systems, including mamlachti and mamlachti dati, even though they are required to be budgeted for 55% of the total budget.
The Israeli system is composed of four separate parts. There are the regular government schools, called mamlachti. There are also government religious schools. Aside from these, due to the chareidi community's insistence on having control of its own education (for obvious reasons), there are two separate systems of chareidi schools: recognized but not official, and petur institutions. The first group is supposed to have 75% of the full government budget, and the second which includes the chareidi boys' chadorim gets much less.
Comparisons by supervision
Altogether there are 71,445 chareidi students at the elementary school level, and they are funded at 6,549 NIS per student. In the general government system, 726,339 students get NIS 16,240 per pupil.