Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tracking the Education Dollar

An updated version of Tracking the Education Dollar in Texas Public Schools is now available on TASA’s web site.

The report, prepared by Moak, Casey & Associates and sponsored by TASA, TASB and TASBO, has overall information about how much money is spent on education in the state and in what areas, but also breaks down the education dollar from the perspective of the Texas public school student. Figures are presented in terms of pennies on the total education dollar using basic educational costs from 2008-09 PEIMS data.

The data show that education is a labor-intensive business, with 80 percent of the education dollar going to salaries and benefits.

This can be a very useful document for sharing budget information with your community. Hope you find it helpful.

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