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Figure 1.12. Current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education, by state: Fiscal year 2015

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. The student membership variable is derived from the Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education. Arizona and Oregon indicated that the state fiscal data reported in FY 15 National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) excluded prekindergarten programs. In these states, the NPEFS total student membership variable excludes prekindergarten membership. Illinois and Maine did not report finance data for charter schools in the FY 15 NPEFS. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) edited student membership by excluding students from districts where all associated schools are charter schools.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 201415 (Fiscal Year 2015): First Look, retrieved January 10, 2018 from