Public School Budget

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    Not an easy thing to read, but, they are PUBLIC.

    Before Mouthing off about cutting administrative costs to save money, maybe you should actually look at your school district's budget to find how much this would "save."

    Of my school district's $200 million budget, $14 million goes to school administration, and about $2 million goes to general administration.

    Less than 10% of the budget goes into supervising teachers.
     
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    A fuller perspective of spending is on table A-5 (adopted 6/10 budget)

    - $97.5M is identified as Direct Instruction

    - $28.5M for Indirect Instruction (which includes Public Support Services, Instructional Staff Services, and School Administration - looks like all of this is Overhead); this figure grew by $2.5M over the prior year, much faster than the $1.8M increase in expenditureds for Direct Instruction.

    - $50.2M of Other Expenditures (Adminstrative & Operational); there is $17.5M for Charter Schools embedded in this figure.

    - Out of $180M of total Expenditures, $115M is identifiable as direct education of students.

    The ratio is better than one would expect - but it's also interesting how little of the funding comes from the Feds. Perhaps there is a relationship to low federal funding and more money going into the classroom.


    (Part of the budget goes into reserves - A-5 shows the actual targeted spending).
     
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    Fed funding is a larger part of more urban school districts.
     

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