ERIC Number: ED382179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-7
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Expenditures in New York State Schools. An Analysis of Expenditure Data from 717 School Districts.
For technology to make a difference in transforming teaching and learning in schools, it must be accessible to students and teachers. This access is predicated on the expenditure of funds to initiate and support the technology investment. This article summarizes the analysis of the 1992-93 financial data reported to the New York State Education Department by all public school districts in the state. The data and fund groups from the ST-3 Annual Financial Report used in this analysis are: (1) grand total expenditures; (2) general fund expenditures for school library and audiovisual, educational television, and instructional technology/computer assisted instruction; (3) special fund expenditures for school library and audiovisual, educational television, and instructional technology/computer assisted instruction; and (4) management information systems/central data processing expenditures. Data indicates that public education in New York cost over $21 billion in 1992-93, and schools spent over $360 million (2.2%) on technology functions. Statewide, districts spent an average of 11.5% of their total technology expenditures on BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) services. The average statewide expenditure for instructional computing (CAI) represents 0.5% of the total expenditure in schools. Hardware represents an average of 10.3% of the instructional computing expenditures. Overall, there is a substantial variability in the amount of funding committed to technology. Five tables include overall expenditures; BOCES related technology expenditures; technology expenditures as a percent of overall expenditures; instructional computing expenditures; and components of CAI expenditure. (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Instruction and Program Development.
Identifiers: Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; New York