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Table 235.40. Public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures, by locale, source of revenue, and purpose of expenditure: 2015-16
Source of revenue and purpose of expenditure Total City, large City, midsize City, small Suburban, large Suburban, midsize Suburban, small Town, fringe Town, dis- tant Town,
remote
Rural, fringe Rural, distant Rural, remote
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Revenue amounts (in millions of
   current dollars)
                         
Total revenue1 $685,009 $127,233 $47,847 $48,255 $258,440 $23,581 $12,831 $16,562 $32,934 $19,941 $48,682 $34,316 $14,275
Federal 55,603 12,880 4,906 4,327 15,953 1,716 936 1,287 3,136 2,225 3,798 2,848 1,571
Title I 14,010 4,018 1,215 1,088 3,519 412 216 275 808 531 859 709 360
Child Nutrition Act 16,120 3,693 1,348 1,223 4,718 542 278 366 981 556 1,152 900 362
Children with disabilities (IDEA) 11,174 1,873 953 885 4,095 384 217 265 584 356 844 517 198
Impact aid 1,325 135 87 75 162 23 9 64 48 205 125 100 293
Bilingual education 335 95 35 29 120 8 6 6 11 7 12 4 2
Indian education 94 11 3 3 7 2 3 2 10 14 6 9 26
Math, science, and professional
    development
1,465 312 136 122 364 52 28 32 100 70 106 93 51
Safe and drug-free schools 82 18 5 7 13 2 1 2 7 7 8 8 5
Vocational and technical education 543 114 43 44 165 18 12 12 33 25 44 23 10
Other and unclassified 10,454 2,612 1,081 850 2,790 274 167 264 555 455 642 487 264
                           
State 322,657 57,828 23,802 24,041 111,980 11,893 6,457 8,732 17,807 10,345 24,131 18,552 7,059
Special education programs 19,838 3,621 1,585 1,383 7,971 668 295 459 875 483 1,392 815 290
Compensatory and basic skills 5,215 934 405 462 1,828 260 78 96 268 127 383 266 105
Bilingual education 1,116 105 57 69 709 61 10 5 31 12 43 10 4
Gifted and talented 1,151 38 71 76 704 38 9 11 33 9 128 27 6
Vocational education 1,236 49 82 86 469 53 25 23 95 59 169 92 34
Other 294,100 53,080 21,603 21,964 100,299 10,814 6,040 8,137 16,505 9,655 22,017 17,343 6,620
                           
Local1 306,749 56,525 19,139 19,888 130,506 9,972 5,438 6,543 11,991 7,372 20,752 12,915 5,645
Property tax2 195,662 27,471 11,816 12,839 89,594 5,599 3,791 4,602 8,375 5,391 13,132 9,003 4,047
Parent government contribution2 54,056 18,364 3,241 2,644 20,955 2,565 556 501 814 175 2,954 938 308
Private (fees from individuals) 14,694 1,476 873 887 6,471 566 276 415 746 439 1,293 885 363
Other1 42,337 9,215 3,209 3,518 13,485 1,242 815 1,025 2,057 1,367 3,374 2,089 927
                           
Percentage distribution of revenue                          
Total revenue 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 8.1 10.1 10.3 9.0 6.2 7.3 7.3 7.8 9.5 11.2 7.8 8.3 11.0
State 47.1 45.5 49.7 49.8 43.3 50.4 50.3 52.7 54.1 51.9 49.6 54.1 49.5
Local 44.8 44.4 40.0 41.2 50.5 42.3 42.4 39.5 36.4 37.0 42.6 37.6 39.5
                           
Expenditure amounts (in millions of
   current dollars)
                         
Total expenditures $692,508 $130,695 $48,294 $48,768 $259,390 $23,567 $12,834 $17,061 $33,704 $20,108 $48,902 $34,386 $14,628
Current expenditures for schools 585,806 107,526 40,771 41,192 220,825 20,452 11,242 14,265 28,602 16,979 42,057 29,628 12,156
Instruction 355,892 67,500 23,844 24,704 135,354 12,289 6,762 8,609 17,085 10,034 25,210 17,514 6,969
Support services, students 33,699 5,011 2,643 2,602 13,902 1,224 687 786 1,527 969 2,395 1,403 543
Support services, instructional
    staff
27,768 4,810 2,492 2,208 10,376 1,049 505 623 1,342 797 1,833 1,191 525
Administration 44,598 7,502 3,099 3,038 16,195 1,485 870 1,174 2,411 1,473 3,362 2,749 1,230
Operation and maintenance 52,814 9,713 3,551 3,705 19,673 1,852 1,025 1,296 2,614 1,617 3,811 2,738 1,214
Transportation 24,796 4,141 1,541 1,479 9,346 867 489 640 1,230 649 2,149 1,647 615
Food service 23,254 4,279 1,721 1,685 7,609 831 446 595 1,395 828 1,820 1,441 604
Other 22,986 4,572 1,879 1,771 8,368 855 459 541 999 611 1,477 945 457
                           
Other current expenditures 30,175 7,864 2,060 1,985 10,689 801 400 649 1,129 704 1,871 1,260 710
Interest on school debt 18,263 4,330 1,210 1,179 6,955 554 321 498 740 355 1,230 693 197
Capital outlay 58,263 10,975 4,253 4,412 20,922 1,761 871 1,649 3,233 2,071 3,744 2,806 1,565
                           
Percentage distribution of current
   expenditures for schools
                         
All current expenditures for schools 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 60.8 62.8 58.5 60.0 61.3 60.1 60.1 60.4 59.7 59.1 59.9 59.1 57.3
Support services 10.5 9.1 12.6 11.7 11.0 11.1 10.6 9.9 10.0 10.4 10.1 8.8 8.8
Administration 7.6 7.0 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.7 8.2 8.4 8.7 8.0 9.3 10.1
Operation and maintenance 9.0 9.0 8.7 9.0 8.9 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.5 9.1 9.2 10.0
Transportation 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.6 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.3 3.8 5.1 5.6 5.1
Food service and other 7.9 8.2 8.8 8.4 7.2 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.4 8.5 7.8 8.1 8.7
                           
Per student amounts (in current dollars)                          
Current expenditure per student $11,669 $12,509 $11,212 $11,469 $11,960 $11,069 $11,181 $11,055 $10,609 $10,438 $11,081 $11,010 $12,645
Instruction expenditure per student 7,089 7,853 6,557 6,878 7,331 6,651 6,725 6,672 6,337 6,169 6,642 6,508 7,249
1 Excludes revenues from other in-state school systems.
2 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: Total includes data for some school districts not identified by locale. 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), "Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F33)," 2015-16; and Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE), “Public School File,” 2015-16. (This table was prepared May 2019.)

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