UPDATE: Our comprehensive and award-winning budget book is now available for your review. At 228 pages, is contains all the financial facts you could want for fiscal year 2013-14.
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Contained within the budget book is a greatly expanded version of our original post, the 2012-13 School Year Expenditure Analysis. It gives an in-depth (50 page) look at all of the money spent from the Metro Schools operating budget and grants.
For the sake of convenience, we’ve broken it out into a separate document.
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Let’s look at the facts of public education funding in Nashville.
Here is a breakdown of the 2012-13 operating budget:
- $714 million – 2012-13 District Operating Budget
- $441 million – Amount sent directly to district-run schools
- $28.2 million – Amount sent to charter schools
- $163.3 – million – Amount spent on school-specific operations and instructional support services like transportation, maintenance, custodial and grounds, IT
- $41.4 million – Amount spent on Board of Education, Human Capital, Finance and Purchasing, instructional departments and other central support functions
- $39.2 million – Amount spent on retiree benefits, pension and debt service
When those are added together, they give a great deal more context:
- Including charter schools, nearly 66% of resources serve schools directly.
- Including school specific services like transportation and maintenance, more than 88% of MNPS expenditures flow to schools to provide and support instruction.
In chart form:
|Directly to District-run Schools||$441,107,943||61.7%||All school-based staff such as teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, bookkeepers, etc.|
|Centrally Managed, School-based Services||$163,348,961||22.9%||Transportation, maintenance, custodial, utilities, textbooks, and itinerant social workers, psychologists, and other|
|Central Services||$41,458,693||5.8%||Board, Superintendent, Finance, Purchasing, HR, Leadership & Learning Supervision, other centralized services (e.g., most of IT/data warehouse)|
|Obligations||$39,252,805||5.5%||Pension, retiree insurance, debt service|
|Charter Schools||$28,240,250||4.0%||Pass-through to charter schools|