Arizona Daily Star tucson.com 18 Mar, 2023 20:45 am

Instructional up, administrative down

Instructional up, administrative down
Arizona auditor says Tucson Unified School District's administrative spending percentage is its lowest since at least 2001.

An Arizona Auditor General’s report showed Tucson Unified School District's percentage of instructional spending increased last year — to its highest level since 2007 — while its administrative spending percentage is the lowest on record with the auditor.People are also reading… “The fiscal year 2022 was the lowest administrative spending percentage that we’ve had, ever," in state auditor reports going back to 2001, he added.The most recent report showed that 118 of 206 school districts decreased their instructional spending percentage in 2022 compared to 2021.TUSD’s highest instructional spending percentage on record with the auditor was in 2005, at 55.

Adding those totals to TUSD's instruction spending put its percentage of overall classroom spending at 71.The administration spending percentage for TUSD was 8.

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