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Table 5. Percent distribution of current instruction and instruction-related expenditures for public elementary and secondary education, by object and state or jurisdiction: Fiscal year 2008
Current instruction and instruction-related expenditures 1 [in thousands of dollars]
State or jurisdiction Total   Salaries   Employee benefits   Purchased services   Tuition to out of state and private schools   Instructional supplies   Other  
United States2  $333,598,810 3  66.5 3  22.2 3  4.7 3  1.4 3  4.8 3  0.5 3 
                             
Alabama  4,336,775   63.3   25.0   3.2   0.1   8.0   0.4  
Alaska  1,217,916   51.2   36.3   6.3   0.0   5.4   0.9  
Arizona  4,971,462 3  71.3 3  16.8 3  5.1 3  0.1   3.9 3  2.8 3 
Arkansas  2,744,622 3  68.2 3  17.7 3  4.6 3  0.4   8.3 3  0.7 3 
California  41,221,735 3  65.1 3  21.0 3  6.1 3  1.9   5.9 3  0.0 3 
                             
Colorado  4,646,517   65.7   21.7   3.4   1.1   6.6   1.4  
Connecticut  5,494,291 3  63.5 3  24.0 3  3.5 3  6.2   2.7 3  0.2 3 
Delaware  916,082   64.5   28.7   1.4   0.6   3.8   1.0  
District of Columbia4  757,501 3  60.8 3  9.0 3  12.2 3  4.6 3  12.2 3  1.3 3 
Florida  16,218,702 3  63.1 3  18.5 3  13.4 3  0.0   4.2 3  0.8 3 
                             
Georgia  10,947,252   67.5   23.4   2.6   0.1   5.9   0.6  
Hawaii4  1,359,347   64.2   22.3   5.2   0.3   7.3   0.7  
Idaho  1,230,970 3  67.8 3  21.9 3  4.6 3  0.1   5.6 3  0.1 3 
Illinois  13,878,223 3  67.4 3  21.6 3  3.9 3  2.8   4.1 3  0.2 3 
Indiana  6,025,607 3  74.1 3  18.5 3  2.8 3  2.0   2.1 3  0.6 3 
                             
Iowa  2,927,176   70.9   21.4   2.6   0.8   4.1   0.1  
Kansas  3,000,653   72.4   17.7   3.4   0.1   5.8   0.7  
Kentucky  3,768,146   71.4   21.7   2.2   0.0   4.2   0.6  
Louisiana  4,364,322 3  67.7 3  22.8 3  2.5 3  0.0   6.7 3  0.3 3 
Maine  1,576,821 3  62.1   25.3 3  4.0   5.2   2.9   0.4  
                             
Maryland  7,469,581 3  66.0   24.2 3  3.0   3.4   3.2   0.2  
Massachusetts  9,168,460 3  62.4   28.0 3  0.6   6.7   2.1   0.2  
Michigan  10,477,065   61.5   28.2   6.9   0.0   3.3   0.2  
Minnesota  5,822,654 3  68.6 3  21.2 3  5.2 3  1.0   3.8 3  0.3 3 
Mississippi  2,478,077 3  68.9 3  20.9 3  3.5 3  0.2   6.1 3  0.5 3 
                             
Missouri  5,509,910   69.7   17.8   3.9 3  0.2   8.0   0.5 3 
Montana  891,913   65.6   18.4   6.9   0.1   8.5   0.5  
Nebraska  2,009,116   68.4   22.4   3.9   0.7   3.8   0.8  
Nevada  2,270,090   64.8   23.1   3.2   0.1   8.3   0.5  
New Hampshire  1,621,275   61.9   23.9   3.1   7.8   3.1   0.2  
                             
New Jersey  15,271,767 3  60.0   29.4 3  2.6   4.0   3.1   0.8  
New Mexico  1,860,370   68.6   20.6   4.2   0.0   6.7   0.0  
New York  33,305,098 3  64.9 3  26.5 3  4.8 3  0.8   3.0 3  0.0 3 
North Carolina  7,539,482 3  74.8   18.0   2.7 3  0.0   4.5   0.0  
North Dakota  543,680   70.9   20.1   3.3   0.2   4.9   0.5  
                             
Ohio  12,002,759   65.3   22.0   5.7   1.6   4.0   1.4  
Oklahoma  3,023,423   70.7   19.2   2.1   0.0   7.5   0.5  
Oregon  3,382,515   59.6   27.9   5.0   0.7   6.3   0.5  
Pennsylvania  13,668,997   64.4   23.5   5.8   1.7   4.4   0.2  
Rhode Island  1,394,592 3  63.5 3  27.2 3  1.8 3  5.4   1.9 3  0.2 3 
                             
South Carolina  4,124,810   69.9   20.3   4.2   0.0   4.8   0.7  
South Dakota  646,115   66.6   18.5   5.1   1.2   8.2   0.3  
Tennessee  5,192,953 3  68.5   19.1   2.7   0.0 3  9.2   0.5  
Texas  25,442,790 3  75.9 3  11.7 3  4.2 3  0.2   7.0 3  1.0 3 
Utah  2,386,355   62.7   25.9   3.0   0.0   8.0   0.4  
                             
Vermont  905,735   61.9   22.3   5.9   6.7   3.0   0.2  
Virginia  8,879,325   68.3   24.2   3.0   0.1   4.4   0.1  
Washington  5,975,610 3  68.7   20.7   5.3   0.2 3  4.4   0.7  
West Virginia  1,798,224 3  61.9 3  29.7 3  2.7 3  0.0   5.7 3  0.0 3 
Wisconsin  6,151,439   61.9   29.7   2.3   1.7   4.1   0.2  
Wyoming  780,511   66.8   23.2   4.7   0.1   5.0   0.2  
                             
Other jurisdictions                             
American Samoa  35,180   59.3   9.3   11.8   0.0   8.6   11.1  
Guam  137,201 3  74.8   21.1   1.9   0.0   2.0   0.2  
Commonwealth
  of the Northern
   Mariana Islands 
40,904 3  74.2 3  14.1 3  6.2 3  0.0   5.3 3  0.1 3 
Puerto Rico  2,382,930   76.1   11.7   4.3   0.0   4.2   3.6  
U.S. Virgin Islands  117,715   73.3   25.0   0.2   0.0   1.4   0.1  
1 Include salaries and benefits for teachers, teaching assistants, librarians and library aides, in-service teacher trainers, curriculum development, student assessment, technology, and supplies and purchased services related to these activities.
2 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
3 Value affected by redistribution of reported values to correct for missing data items, and/or to distribute state direct support expenditures.
4 Both the District of Columbia and Hawaii have only one school district each; therefore, neither is comparable to other states.
NOTE: 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 2008, Version 1a.