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Digest 2013 Table 236.90. Students transported at public expense and current expenditures for transportation: Selected years, 1929-30 through 2010-11
School year Average daily atten-dance, all students Students transported at public expense Expenditures for transportation (in unadjusted dollars)1 Expenditures for transportation (in constant 2012-13 dollars)2
Number Percent of total Total3 (in thousands) Average per student transported Total3 (in thousands) Average per student transported
1 2   3 4   5   6   7   8
1929-30 21,265,000 1,902,826   8.9 $54,823   $29   $740,983   $389  
1931-32 22,245,000 2,419,173   10.9 58,078   24   931,987   385  
1933-34 22,458,000 2,794,724   12.4 53,908   19   941,831   337  
1935-36 22,299,000 3,250,658   14.6 62,653   19   1,054,788   324  
1937-38 22,298,000 3,769,242   16.9 75,637   20   1,221,555   324  
                         
1939-40 22,042,000 4,144,161   18.8 83,283   20   1,378,725   333  
1941-42 21,031,000 4,503,081   21.4 92,922   21   1,378,764   306  
1943-44 19,603,000 4,512,412   23.0 107,754   24   1,430,652   317  
1945-46 19,849,000 5,056,966   25.5 129,756   26   1,645,615   325  
1947-48 20,910,000 5,854,041   28.0 176,265   30   1,750,183   299  
                         
1949-50 22,284,000 6,947,384   31.2 214,504   31   2,095,424   302  
1951-52 23,257,000 7,697,130   33.1 268,827   35   2,366,308   307  
1953-54 25,643,871 8,411,719   32.8 307,437   37   2,644,882   314  
1955-56 27,740,149 9,695,819   35.0 353,972   37   3,046,242   314  
1957-58 29,722,275 10,861,689   36.5 416,491   38   3,374,047   311  
                         
1959-60 32,477,440 12,225,142   37.6 486,338   40   3,829,264   313  
1961-62 34,682,340 13,222,667   38.1 576,361   44   4,436,166   335  
1963-64 37,405,058 14,475,778   38.7 673,845   47   5,054,646   349  
1965-66 39,154,497 15,536,567   39.7 787,358   51   5,708,814   367  
1967-68 40,827,965 17,130,873   42.0 981,006   57   6,673,656   390  
                         
1969-70 41,934,376 18,198,577   43.4 1,218,557   67   7,463,020   410  
1971-72 42,254,272 19,474,355   46.1 1,507,830   77   8,477,266   435  
1973-74 41,438,054 21,347,039   51.5 1,858,141   87   9,220,046   432  
1975-76 41,269,720 21,772,483   52.8 2,377,313   109   9,917,345   455  
1977-78 40,079,590 21,800,000 4 54.4 2,731,041   125 4 10,087,842   463 4
                         
1979-80 38,288,911 21,713,515   56.7 3,833,145   177   11,423,052   526  
1980-81 37,703,744 22,272,000 4 59.1 4,408,000 4 198 4 11,772,579 4 529 4
1981-82 37,094,652 22,246,000 4 60.0 4,793,000 4 215 4 11,782,953 4 530 4
1982-83 36,635,868 22,199,000 4 60.6 5,000,000 4 225 4 11,785,634 4 531 4
1983-84 36,362,978 22,031,000 4 60.6 5,284,000 4 240 4 12,010,493 4 545 4
                         
1984-85 36,404,261 22,320,000 4 61.3 5,722,000 4 256 4 12,516,155 4 561 4
1985-86 36,523,103 22,041,000 4 60.3 6,123,000 4 278 4 13,017,895 4 591 4
1986-87 36,863,867 22,397,000 4 60.8 6,551,000 4 292 4 13,625,336 4 608 4
1987-88 37,050,707 22,158,000 4 59.8 6,888,000 4 311 4 13,756,259 4 621 4
1988-89 37,268,072 22,635,000 4 60.7 7,550,000 4 334 4 14,412,730 4 637 4
                         
1989-90 37,799,296 22,459,000 4 59.4 8,030,990   358 4 14,632,689   652 4
1990-91 38,426,543 22,000,000 4 57.3 8,678,954   394 4 14,993,567   682 4
1991-92 38,960,783 23,165,000 4 59.5 8,769,754   379 4 14,680,048   634 4
1992-93 39,570,462 23,439,000 4 59.2 9,252,300   395 4 15,018,686   641 4
1993-94 40,146,393 23,858,000 4 59.4 9,627,155   404 4 15,232,576   638 4
                         
1994-95 40,720,763 23,693,000 4 58.2 9,889,034   417 4 15,210,944   642 4
1995-96 41,501,596 24,155,000 4 58.2 10,396,426   430 4 15,567,857   644 4
1996-97 42,262,004 24,090,000 4 57.0 10,989,809   456 4 15,999,914   664 4
1997-98 42,765,774 24,342,000 4 56.9 11,465,658   471 4 16,400,211   674 4
1998-99 43,186,715 24,898,000 4 57.7 12,224,454   491 4 17,188,025   690 4
                         
1999-2000 43,806,726 24,951,000 4 57.0 13,007,625   521 4 17,776,033   712 4
2000-01 44,075,930 24,471,000 4 55.5 14,052,654   574 4 18,568,008   759 4
2001-02 44,604,592 24,529,000 5 55.0 14,799,365   603 5 19,214,459   783 5
2002-03 45,017,360 24,621,000 5 54.7 15,648,821   636 5 19,880,433   807 5
2003-04 45,325,731 25,159,000 5 55.5 16,348,784   650 5 20,325,021   808 5
                         
2004-05 45,625,458 25,318,000 5 55.5 17,459,659   690 5 21,071,964   832 5
2005-06 45,931,617 25,252,000 5 55.0 18,850,234   746 5 21,915,651   868 5
2006-07 46,132,663 25,285,000 5 54.8 19,979,068   790 5 22,642,513   895 5
2007-08 46,155,880 25,221,000 5 54.6 21,536,978   854 4 23,536,022   933 4
2008-09 46,173,477   21,679,876   860 4 23,365,924   927 4
                         
2009-10 45,919,206   21,819,304   870 4 23,290,837   929 4
2010-11 46,168,400   22,345,048   886 4 23,382,522   928 4
—Not available.
1 Unadjusted (or “current”) dollars have not been adjusted to compensate for inflation.
2 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
3 Excludes capital outlay for years through 1979-80, and 1989-90 to the latest year. From 1980-81 to 1988-89 total transportation figures include capital outlay.
4 Estimate based on data appearing in January issues of School Bus Fleet.
5 Estimate based on data reported by School Transportation News.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, 1929-30 through 1975-76; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1977-78 and 1979-80; Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1987-88 through 2010-11; Bobit Publishing Co., School Bus Fleet, "School Transportation: 2000-2001 School Year" and "2010 Fact Book"; School Transportation News, "K-12 Enrollment/Transportation Data," 2001-02 through 2007-08; and unpublished data. (This table was prepared July 2013.)
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