Where does the money go?
63.4% of the district budget is spent directly on the classroom (this excludes special education which is 10.8% of the budget). This includes expenditures for teachers, counselors, librarians, principals, educational assistants, teaching supplies, materials, textbooks, extracurricular programs, staff development, curriculum development, and technology support.
Classroom support represents 11.6% of the district budget. It includes district administration, maintenance, custodial services, utilities, security, insurance, etc.
10.8% of the district budget is spent to assist children with special needs. 26.5% of this program ($9.5 million) is funded from the local “Educational Programs and Operations levy”, and 14.4% is funded by the Federal government.
The district runs the educational program for the state detention facility at Echo Glen. This program represents 0.60% of the district budget and is required to be 100% funded by state or federal funds.
This program represents 1.8% of the district budget and provides lunches for students at mid- day. The goal is for this program to be totally self-supporting.
3.4% of the district budget is used for the costs of transporting students between home and school for the regular school day. 92% of this program is now state funded.
8.4% of the district budget goes to support special programs such as LAP, Traffic Safety and before and after school childcare. These programs are fully paid for from state and federal grants or fees paid by parents for services.