NJ Per Pupil Spending Up 2.2%

School AnxietyCurious how much your district spends per pupil? During the 2014-15 school year, the average total spending per pupil was $19,652–2.2% higher than the prior year’s average of $19,228.

Last week, the Department of Education released the 2016 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending to help New Jersey residents and interested citizens learn more about the spending practices of school districts across the state. Two types of total expenditures are included. The Total Spending Per Pupil comprises all district expenditures, including costs paid by the state on behalf of districts. as well as fees and tuition paid by students. The Budgetary Cost Per Pupil comprises costs borne by the school district, excluding costs that aren’t comparable among school districts, such as transportation and facilities costs.Among the highs and lows, Alpine came in the highest at $47,641 per student.

Find out how much your district spend at state.nj.us/education.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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