ERIC Number: ED285286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Finances of Public School Systems in 1984-85.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
This report provides statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau for the 1984-85 fiscal year on the revenue, expenditure, debt and financial assets of public school systems, including some local institutions of higher education, in the United States as a whole, in each state, and in individual school systems having enrollments of 15,000 or more. The introductory section describes the scope of the Census Bureau's school finance data collection activities, major findings of the 1984-85 survey, and sources and limitations of data. Tables 1 and 2 display national totals of public school financial data. Statewide aggregates for general revenue and general expenditure with corresponding percent distributions appear in tables 3 through 6. Table 7 presents state totals for indebtedness and cash and security holdings. Tables 8 and 9 contain financial statistics for public school systems with enrollments greater than 15,000. Among the general findings of the survey were that revenues increased by 8.9 percent and expenditures by 9.1 percent over the previous year. Public school systems spent about 62 percent of their general expenditure on salaries and wages, an increase of 8.8 percent from fiscal year 1983-84. School construction outlays increased over the previous year in 40 of the 50 states. Definitions of selected terms are supplied. (MLF)
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Higher Education, Income, National Surveys, Public Education, Resource Allocation, School Districts, School Statistics, School Support, State Federal Aid, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (GPO Stock No. 003-024-06249-6; $3.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Note: For the 1983-84 report, see ED 272 983.