Field 8c: K-12 Expenditures for All Students
What You Are Looking At This graph separates the total per pupil expenditures for the public school program kindergarten through grade 12 into the larger categories of necessary expenditures. Total Expenditures
This is the total per pupil expenditure against which the other expenditures can be measured.
Total Instructional Expenditures
This includes all expenditures for general instruction, career and technical instruction, special education, limited English proficient and compensatory instruction (Title I).
Instructional and Administrative Support
This includes expenditures for staff training, curriculum development and supervision, research and administrative activities.
Non-Instructional Services to Students
This includes expenditures for health services, food services, athletics, recreation, other student activities and safety.
This includes expenditures for operating and maintaining buildings and grounds. While acquisition and construction of facilities could be included, this occurs only occasionally.
This includes expenditures for transporting students.
Instructional Expenditures Per Pupil
General and Targeted Instructional Expenditures (also known as Total Instructional Expenditures)
This includes general instruction for all students and expenditures for the instruction of students in programs designed to provide specialized instruction. Students may be educated for all or part of the day; these expenditures are for the portion of the day the student receives instruction.
This includes expenditures for the kindergarten through 12th grade instructional program, career and technical programs offered at the comprehensive high schools, instructional media, school libraries and guidance.
Area Career and Technical Centers
This includes expenditures for the programs offered at the area career-technical schools.
This includes all expenditures for special education programs.
This is all expenditures for programs for students who require help with learning because their English proficiency is limited.
This is all expenditures for programs for low-income students who require help with attaining basic skills (Title I).
This pie chart shows a break-out of where the overwhelming majority of the money for this districts schools comes from. The state contribution, known as state aid, is calculated by a formula which was signed into law as Article 31, the education portion of the States Budget for fiscal year 1997-98. The local revenue is the support raised by the city or town through property taxes. Federal support might be money from the Improving Americas Schools Act (IASA) and individual grants. Working Wonders grants, for example, are competitively awarded by the state department of education, but the grants are funded by federal Goals 2000 money. Some districts may have additional monies from corporations or foundations (e.g., RI Foundation, Champlin grants). These monies are not accounted for in this pie chart.