ERIC Number: ED212066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Finances of Public School Systems in 1979-80.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Thirteen tables present 1979-1980 data on public school enrollment, revenue sources, capital and operating expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings. Data are provided for each state, for categories of school-district enrollment size, and for all individual school systems with over 15,000 students. Revenues and expenditures for each state are also broken down into percentages and the data on individual school systems are given in both aggregate and per-pupil amounts. A comparison of national data shows that revenues increased 10.6 percent from 1978-1979 to 1979-1980 and that expenditures rose 11 percent. However, public schools still took in more than they spent in each year. Fifty-five percent of general school revenues in 1979-1980 came from federal, state, or local governments; the rest came from the districts' own sources. Most school expenditures went for salaries and wages (61.6 percent) while 7.5 percent consisted of capital outlays. Long-term debt accounted for over 96 percent of all school debt. The report also provides the reader a brief glossary of selected financial terms. (RW)
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Public Schools, School Districts, School Funds, School Taxes, State Aid, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-024-03610-0; $4.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print of original document.