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Table 190. Public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures, by type of locale: 2008-09
Selected characteristic Total City, large1 City, mid-size2 City, small3 Subur- ban, large4 Subur- ban, mid-size5 Subur- ban, small6 Town, fringe7 Town, dis- tant8 Town,
re- mote9
Rural, fringe 10 Rural, distant 11 Rural, remote 12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Revenues, 2008-09                          
Total revenue (in millions of dollars) $608,326 $107,228 $43,031 $45,953 $201,747 $18,444 $10,676 $10,307 $34,719 $21,948 $60,743 $38,331 $14,977
Federal 56,719 13,230 4,983 4,651 14,395 1,543 900 773 3,540 2,607 4,690 3,475 1,899
Title I 12,572 4,131 1,198 1,004 2,498 269 143 141 727 580 792 697 390
Child Nutrition Act 10,806 2,332 939 897 2,661 290 171 156 730 488 1,050 776 311
Children with disabilities (IDEA) 10,751 1,923 908 863 3,504 347 193 150 649 424 1,023 555 209
Impact aid 1,275 87 83 56 224 18 8 27 39 168 116 113 335
Bilingual education 345 73 33 41 98 8 4 6 16 12 20 20 15
Indian education 99 11 3 5 7 1 1 2 7 14 12 9 29
Math, science, and professional                          
development 1,702 409 169 155 380 43 27 24 108 96 127 102 62
Safe and drug-free schools 285 80 22 27 62 4 6 5 20 13 19 16 12
Title V, Part A 73 19 14 4 11 1 1 1 4 5 4 6 4
Vocational and technical education 647 158 54 50 154 15 10 5 38 34 77 36 15
Other and unclassified 18,165 4,008 1,560 1,549 4,796 547 336 256 1,204 772 1,451 1,143 518
                           
State (in millions of dollars) 277,121 50,272 20,341 21,934 80,112 8,605 4,978 5,102 17,859 11,162 28,510 20,654 7,554
Special education programs 16,565 3,480 1,354 1,237 5,808 492 254 266 821 524 1,241 795 292
Compensatory and basic skills 6,278 1,293 468 714 2,199 211 105 81 280 133 403 281 110
Bilingual education 607 42 24 41 377 32 4 4 18 11 38 12 4
Gifted and talented 468 30 41 23 260 23 2 2 16 9 40 17 4
Vocational education 888 47 50 67 244 28 13 7 67 63 172 91 30
Other 252,314 45,379 18,404 19,851 71,224 7,820 4,600 4,743 16,658 10,422 26,615 19,458 7,114
                           
Local (in millions of dollars)13  274,486 43,726 17,707 19,369 107,240 8,296 4,797 4,432 13,319 8,179 27,543 14,203 5,524
Property tax14  168,758 21,635 10,482 11,882 70,643 4,597 3,150 2,950 8,706 5,521 16,662 8,821 3,708
Parent government contribution14  45,826 13,514 2,957 2,532 16,911 1,958 572 422 776 266 4,049 1,552 301
Private (fees from individuals) 14,305 1,273 882 984 5,326 460 277 276 880 554 1,931 1,078 376
Other13 45,597 7,304 3,386 3,971 14,361 1,282 798 784 2,957 1,838 4,901 2,751 1,139
                           
Total revenue (percentage distribution) 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Federal 9.3 12.3 11.6 10.1 7.1 8.4 8.4 7.5 10.2 11.9 7.7 9.1 12.7
State 45.6 46.9 47.3 47.7 39.7 46.7 46.6 49.5 51.4 50.9 46.9 53.9 50.4
Local 45.1 40.8 41.2 42.1 53.2 45.0 44.9 43.0 38.4 37.3 45.3 37.1 36.9
                           
Expenditures, 2008-09                          
Total expenditures (in millions of                          
dollars) $624,098 $111,706 $43,993 $46,968 $206,091 $18,729 $11,105 $10,361 $35,051 $22,559 $63,269 $38,917 $15,129
Current expenditures for schools 513,125 89,874 36,157 39,207 170,613 15,404 9,003 8,592 29,406 18,848 50,834 32,330 12,650
Instruction 310,900 55,230 21,503 23,793 103,849 9,330 5,398 5,218 17,805 11,337 30,575 19,354 7,422
Support services, students 27,815 4,092 2,109 2,341 10,135 864 513 467 1,523 1,000 2,773 1,464 525
Support services, instructional                          
staff 24,890 4,829 2,106 2,014 8,083 708 424 358 1,353 833 2,359 1,333 479
Administration 56,293 9,784 4,106 4,283 18,225 1,675 1,007 981 3,265 2,227 5,461 3,688 1,576
Operation and maintenance 50,168 8,951 3,491 3,796 16,703 1,539 885 825 2,833 1,844 4,849 3,107 1,333
Transportation 22,159 3,460 1,383 1,395 7,581 610 400 401 1,267 714 2,478 1,777 660
Food service 19,440 3,240 1,414 1,502 5,550 582 345 326 1,314 856 2,157 1,531 603
Other 1,461 289 45 84 487 95 32 15 47 36 181 75 51
                           
Other current expenditures 25,266 5,279 1,982 1,737 8,876 667 419 328 1,208 713 2,078 1,308 665
Interest on school debt 17,216 3,327 1,143 1,117 5,960 496 301 328 836 444 2,143 902 217
Capital outlay 68,492 13,226 4,711 4,908 20,642 2,162 1,382 1,113 3,602 2,554 8,214 4,379 1,597
                           
Current expenditures (percentage                          
distribution) 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Instruction 60.6 61.5 59.5 60.7 60.9 60.6 60.0 60.7 60.5 60.2 60.1 59.9 58.7
Support services 10.3 9.9 11.7 11.1 10.7 10.2 10.4 9.6 9.8 9.7 10.1 8.7 7.9
Administration 11.0 10.9 11.4 10.9 10.7 10.9 11.2 11.4 11.1 11.8 10.7 11.4 12.5
Operation and maintenance 9.8 10.0 9.7 9.7 9.8 10.0 9.8 9.6 9.6 9.8 9.5 9.6 10.5
Transportation 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.6 4.4 4.0 4.4 4.7 4.3 3.8 4.9 5.5 5.2
Food service and other 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.6 4.7 4.6 5.0 5.2
                           
Current expenditure per student                          
(in dollars) $10,476 $11,432 $10,157 $10,358 $10,880 $9,942 $9,717 $9,776 $9,649 $9,649 $9,641 $9,713 $11,144
Instruction expenditure per student                          
(in dollars) 6,348 7,025 6,040 6,286 6,623 6,022 5,826 5,937 5,842 5,804 5,799 5,815 6,539
1 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 250,000.
2 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
3 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
4 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of 250,000 or more.
5 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
6 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
7 Located inside an urban cluster that is 10 miles or less from an urbanized area.
8 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 but less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
9 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
10 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, but 5 miles or less from an urbanized area or 2.5 miles or less from an urban cluster.
11 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster and more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, or more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
12 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, more than 25 miles from an urbanized area, and more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
13 Includes tuition and fee revenues from other in-state school systems, which are excluded from state data reported through the "National Public Education Financial Survey."
14 Property tax and parent government contributions are determined on the basis of independence or dependence of the local school system and are mutually exclusive.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, "School District Finance Survey (Form F-33)," 2008-09. (This table was prepared December 2011.)
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