ERIC Number: ED052826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Current Expenditures by Local Education Agencies for Free Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1968-69.
Barr, Richard H.; Foster, Betty J.
Local education agencies spent $28.5 billion on free public elementary and secondary education during 1968-69, which represents 92 percent of public school expenditures during that year. These data do not include money spent for administration at state and intermediate levels, community services, adult education, and summer schools for which tuition is charged. Also excluded are expenditures of federal funds received under The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) titles I, II and III; the value of commodities donated for the School Lunch Program; and expenditures of income received from nontax revenues (tuition and fees). The expenditures of $28.5 billion were those allowable expenditures used to establish the "average per pupil expenditure in a state," and the national average expenditure per pupil in average daily attendance (ADA) required by federal law. The national average expenditure per pupil in ADA was $685, an increase of 11.8 percent over the $612 reported for the 1967-68 school year. A table gives the following information by region and state: current total expenditures for free public elementary and secondary education; average daily attendance; current expenditures per pupil; percent increase. Included is a graph which presents a 5-year comparison of state average expenditures per pupil in ADA. (NH)
Descriptors: Average Daily Attendance, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Graphs, Secondary Education, State Aid, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.10, Catalog No. HE 5.222:22026-69)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.