Category Archives: Finances

School District Revenue & Expenditure Patterns, FY 2016

.. many school districts are adopting 4-day school weeks.  Part of the reason is shortage of funds.  The amount spent per student for public elementary-secondary education for all 50 states and D.C. increased by 3.2 percent to $11,762 during the 2016 fiscal year, based on new data from the Census Bureau released May 21, 2018. The increase in spending in 2016 was due in part to the increase in revenue across all 50 states and D.C. In 2016, public elementary-secondary education revenue, from all sources, amounted to $670.9 billion, up 4.6 percent from the prior year. This is the largest increase since 2007. Yet for many districts this is not enough.

This section provides access to tools and data to to examine K-12 school district finances — sources and uses of funds for FY 2016. The Census Bureau collects these data annually to meet to needs of the National Center for Education Statistics. ProximityOne restructures and integrates these data with other data for GIS/geospatial analysis using the CV XE GIS tools and School District GeoDemographic Information System (SDGIS).

View annual school district finances Web sections: FY 2014 .. FY 2015 .. FY 2016
• Use interactive table to examine school system finances
• Create/view profile for a district(s) of interest.

Current Spending per Student by School District, FY 2016
The following graphic shows patterns of current spending per student by school district, FY 2016, for Texas and adjacent areas. The four largest Texas metros are shown with the bold brown boundary; counties with gray boundaries. Color/fill patterns and corresponding values are shown in the inset legend. Click graphic for larger view showing a partial mini-profile for Houston ISD (at pointer in map).

– view developed using the CV XE GIS analytical tools.
– use these tools on your computer to examine these data & related geography/subject matter.

Data Analytics Web Sessions
Join me in a Data Analytics Web Session, every Tuesday, where we review access to and use of data, tools and methods relating to GeoStatistical Data Analytics Learning. We review current topical issues and data — and how you can access/use tools/data to meet your needs/interests.

About the Author
Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Powerful School District Maps

AASA Partners with ProximityOne to Share Powerful School District Maps

This post is a partial summary of this AASA blog … AASA, American Association of School Administrators, was pleased to partner with ProximityOne for our latest economic impact report, Unequal Pain: Federal Public Education Revenues, Federal Education Cuts and the Impact on Public Schools.

Goto ProximityOne  Using ProximityOne’s custom mapping tools, AASA’s report includes a national map showing the role that federal dollars play in schools district operating budgets. The national map is detailed, shading the various shares for school districts, also outlined at the state and congressional district level. The map is a huge asset to AASA’s report. Absent the map, the report is very data heavy. The map is a clear, concise representation of a very wonky discussion.

The map is also a very powerful tool: It shows, at the most local level, how any cut to federal education funding–regardless of how it may be described as ‘across the board’ or ‘uniform’–is anything but. Even the most modest of cuts (less than 2 percent) will be felt very differently in a district where federal dollars are upwards of 60 or 70 percent of their operating budget than in a district where less than 4 percent of the operating budget is federal dollars. The map is a very clear illustration of the unequal pain that stems from federal education cuts.

AASA first partnered with ProximityOne a year ago. ProximityOne uses geographic-demographic-economic data and analytical tools to inform discussions and explain current situation/area characteristics. They work with a wide variety of clients, including both private and public sector organizations.

This type of analysis may prove valuable to AASA members. As such, we will be partnering with ProximityOne to host a webinar on this map, the ProximityOne mapping tools, and what it can mean for schools.

See more about ProximityOne School District Decision-Making Information
… more about ProximityOne School District Finances