Corrected data on Per-student cost of small schools: almost 40% more.by Ann Sutherland on 03/19/19
President Jackson mentioned at the last board meeting that some board members have concerns about the differential cost of our choice schools. Here is the General Fund data projected last spring for some smaller choice schools for the 2018-19 year. Note that this excludes expenditures that are budgeted outside of the school sites.*
School Enrollment Total cost Cost per student (site only)
Como Montessori 318 $2.738,000 $ 8,610
Daggett Montessori 491 3,300,000 6,720
YWLA 394 3,462,000 8,787
TABS 398 2,578,000 6,477
YMLA 386 4,118,000 10,668
World Languages 390 4,047,000 10,377
STEM/VPA 200 4,123,000 20,615
TOTAL 2,577 $24,366,000 $ 9,455
The data for the entire district budged for school sites (including admin and supporting services) is:
85,838 $584,500,000 $ 6,808
We are budgeted to spend almost 40% more on the special schools.
Between the 16-17 actual and the 18-19 budget years, school site spending went up $16 million while central office spending increased $31 million*
Thanks to the two readers who alerted me to the issue. I also added the cost of Daggett Middle School.
(a) Enrollment from district school-by-school planning documents. These are presented on the "information" page of this website at positions 7, 8 and 9..
(b) The total district enrollment number (85,838) is from the June 5, 2018 budget presentation..