Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2010-11

This First Look report presents findings on public education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency (LEA) level using fiscal year 2011 (FY 11) provisional data from the LEA Finance Survey of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. Findings include:

• The national median total current revenues per pupil were $12,054 in FY 11. Adjusting for inflation, this represents a decrease of 0.10 percent as compared to FY 10. For regular school districts, the national median current expenditures per pupil was $10,039 in FY 11, a decrease of 1.5 percent from FY 10.

• In FY 11, school districts reported $520.6 billion in current expenditures for all educational functions, which included $341.1 billion or 65.5 percent for instruction and instruction-related expenditures, $158.2 billion or 30.4 percent for support services, and $21.2 billion or 4.1 percent for all other functions.

• In FY 11 local education agencies received $74.9 billion from the federal government for public elementary and secondary education, which represents a decrease of 2.4 percent from $76.8 billion received in FY 10, after adjusting for inflation.

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