Field 8b: District
Expenditures Per Pupil
(Against a State Average)
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Years District and State Templates
Even without the accuracy of the In$ite system,
financial information is still critical to understanding student achievement and will be
reported again this year with the information provided at the district level on Form 31.
Form 31 is the RIDEs financial reporting instrument that is submitted annually by
District Expenditures Per Pupil
What You Are Looking At
These numbers should help you see how districts spend
their money, where their money comes from and how much money they have to spend.
What You Are Looking For
You are looking to make a determination as to whether
the community and state is adequately supporting its schools, in general, and certain
programs or populations of students, in particular.
Definitions for the Top Table
Median family income: This indicator shows the family income level at which half of the community
families had more income and half had less, as measured in the 1990 federal census. Single
person households are not counted as families.
income: This measure of the economic status of persons
in the community is a 1989 estimate made by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. It represents
average income per person in the community, counting persons of all ages.
per student: This is a measure of community wealth.
Equalized, weighted, assessed property valuation is divided by resident average daily
property tax capacity: This indicator shows the amount
of taxable property wealth available to a municipality per capita. Thus, if a municipality
has a large amount of property wealth and a small population, it would have a higher tax
capacity than a municipality with the same amount of property wealth but a larger
population. For educational purposes in the regionalized school districts, the tax
capacities of the cities and towns have been translated into district capacities.
(Against a State Average)
The tax capacity of each district is divided by the
statewide capacity and then multiplied by 100. Districts that have smaller tax capacities
than the statewide average have a number below 100. Districts with a tax capacity larger
than the statewide capacity will have a number larger than 100.
Relative tax effort: This indicator shows how heavily or lightly a district is taxed in relation
to the rest of the state. The property tax of the municipality is divided by the statewide
property tax rate for all municipalities and multiplied by 100. Thus, if a municipality
taxes its property wealth at a rate lower than the statewide rate, the number will be
smaller than 100.
Special to the State Template
Relative tax effort and capacity are
graphical5visualized, by district, in the state-level report, the first report in
Property tax rate per $1,000
The tax rate specifies the amount that is paid by a
property owner for every $1,000 of assessed value.