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Figure 3.  Percentage distribution of current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education in the United States, by function: Fiscal year 2009
 
Percentage distribution of current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education in the United States, by function: Fiscal year 2009

NOTE: Current expenditures include instruction, instruction-related, support services, and other elementary/secondary current expenditures, but exclude expenditures on capital outlay, other programs, and interest on long-term debt. Instruction and instruction-related expenditures include current expenditures for classroom instruction (including teachers and teaching assistants), libraries, in-service teacher training, curriculum development, student assessment, and instruction technology. Administration includes general administration, school administration, and other support services. Operations include operations and maintenance, student transportation, food services, and enterprise operations. Student support services include attendance and social work, guidance, health, psychological services, speech pathology, audiology, and other student support services. Data include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)," fiscal year 2009, Version 1a.



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