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Archive for November, 2012

Proposed 2016-2017 SPLOST IV Building School, Organization Attendance Zone Adjustments And Bond Financing

Here’s an important document about SPLOST IV building, potential attendance zone line changes and bond financing. The board was just presented with this on Tuesday, 11/27/2012. I’m still reviewing it.

.pdf link iconProposed 2016-2017 School Organization Attendance Zone Adjustments And Bond Financing

.pdf link icon details for elementary schools Attendance Area Changes, Proposed Organization, November 27, 2012

.pdf link icon Details for Middle and High Schools Attendance Area Changes, Proposed Organization, Nov 27, 2012

posted by Nancy Jester in DeKalb County School District and have Comments (13)

Salary Analysis FY2008 – FY2013

I recently pulled the end of year (6/30) Financial Reports provided to the DeKalb BOE by the district from FY2008 through FY2012. I pulled the salary categories and input the reported actual expenditures in a spreadsheet for those years. For the FY2013, I used our budget as an approximation of what we’ll spend on salaries for the current fiscal year. Here’s my spreadsheet:

Note: General Admin is the only salary component that has increased over 6 years

Source Of Data
June 2007 Financial Report
June 2008 Financial Report
June 2009 Financial Report
June 2010 Financial Report
June 2011 Financial Statements
June 2012 Monthly Financial Report

posted by Nancy Jester in DeKalb County School District and have Comments (8)

The More You Know – Where Georgia Ranks In Education

How do you think Georgia ranks in education spending? Near the bottom? Near the top?

We know that we’re close to the bottom in many of our achievement statistics. Our state graduation rate is 54% in aggregate ( 44% (African American), 32% (Latino), 61% (White) ). Our ranking is 46th out of 50 states. (That is also with an inflated rate of 64%).

So, how much money are we spending?
We keep hearing that education spending has been cut in Georgia. You can see the amount of money Georgia has spent on Education since 1996. There are only 3 years where the state has sent less money to school districts (2004, 2009, 2010 – by 2011, funding went up again).

Where do we rank?
Georgia is in the “Top Ten” states for education expenditures. So, we’re in the top ten on spending and in the bottom ten in achievement. What’s up with that? Here’s the ranking:
1. California
2. New York
3. Texas
4. Illinois
5. New Jersey
6. Florida
7. Pennsylvania
8. Ohio
9. Michigan
10. Georgia

Sources:
http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/10f33pub.pdf
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0014.pdf

posted by Nancy Jester in DeKalb County School District and have Comments (4)
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