New per-pupil expenditure figures published

On average, how much did district schools spend on each student last year?  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year.

State funds: $6,479.36 ($6,153.92 in 2017-18)

Federal funds: $975.38 ($1,018.14 in 2017-18)

Local funds: $2,410.30 ($2,306.31 in 2017-18)

Total funds: $9,865.04 ($9,478.37 in 2017-18)

Capital (5-year average): $750.01 ($627.02 in 2017-18)

State, local, and capital funds are increasing, while federal funds are dropping.  In fact, 2014 was the last year that federal funds dropped below $1,000 per student.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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