Everett schools budget 101

One of the biggest and costliest functions of government is educating our youth. The Everett School District expects to spend $194 million this year to pay for everything from teacher salaries to bus service. This year, the district expects to spend more than the revenue its receives by a couple of million dollars but will make up that shortfall by dipping into reserves saved from last year. Here’s a breakdown of the money.

Everett Public Schools general fund, 2012-13

Beginning balance $11,714,403
Revenue $192,064,818
Expenditures $194,168,834
Ending balance $9,610,387

Projected revenue: $192,064,818

State general $97,600,162 50.8%
Local taxes $43,121,564 22.5%
State special purpose $25,505,249 13.3%
Federal special purpose $12,989,260 6.8%
Local non-tax $12,718,583 6.6%
Federal general purpose $130,000 0.1%

Projected expenditures: $194,168,834

By program

Basic education $143,668,168 74.0%
Special education $20,320,219 10.5%
Targeted programs $18,348,886 9.4%
Career and technical education $7,846,641 4.0%
Federal special education $3,984,920 2.1%

By category

Certificated salaries $97,839,879 50.4%
Benefits $39,835,389 20.5%
Classified salaries $27,408,993 14.1%
Pupil transportation $19,356,381 10.0%
Supplies and materials $9,211,050 4.7%
Travel $258,735 0.1%
Capital outlay $258,407 0.1%

By activity

Teaching and support $141,910,543 73.1%
Other support activites* $30,529,965 15.7%
Central administration $11,864,462 6.1%
School administration $9,863,864 5.1%

* Other support activities include food services, pupil transportation, maintenance, grounds, utilities, security, insurance and information systems.

Estimated enrollment: 18,658

Per-pupil cost: $10,406

SOURCE: Everett Public Schools

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