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Kids | Community  | Education | Teachers

Year                                                                                            2019

TUSD Classroom % of Budget Spent in Classroom          52.1%

AZ Peer % of Budget Spent in Classroom                          57.4%

(source: Arizona Auditor General Website)

Year                                                                                            2016

TUSD Classroom % of Budget Spent in Classroom         48.8%

AZ Peer % of Budget Spent in Classroom                         56.2%


Year                                                                                           2014

TUSD Classroom % of Budget Spent in Classroom         48.7%

AZ Peer % of Budget Spent in Classroom                         53.8%


Year                                                                                           2010

TUSD Classroom % of Budget Spent in Classroom          53.9%

AZ Peer % of Budget Spent in Classroom                          55.9%

Year                                                                                           2003

TUSD Classroom % of Budget Spent in Classroom         54.9%

AZ Peer % of Budget Spent in Classroom                         58.6%

Classroom Instruction Spending

Issues

TUSD has an annual budget of $550,000,000. TUSD consistently had put about 50% of its budget into the classroom. In 2019 TUSD improved Classroom spending to 52% of its budget into the classroom, however Its peer group of schools put 57% into their classrooms. Our classroom can certainly use the extra money. Based upon the current budget of $550,000,000 the District could provide an additional $11,000,000 that could be used at 86 school sites.


In 2019 the District spent at 52% or their budget $6,721 per student in the classroom. If they would have been more efficient by just 2% more (as their Peer Schools in 2019, they could have provided spent $6,979 per student in the classroom or $258 more per student. If they would have just been average, they would have had $7,367 per student or $646 more per student. A class size of 25 students would have $16,400 more in the classroom. A class size of 30 students would have $19,380 more in the classroom.


The Figures below show classroom spending as a percentage of total budget.