Florida Releases School Spending Data

Florida Releases School Spending Data

August 17, 2019

In the Florida Phoenix, Diane Rado reports on the Sunshine State’s release of school-level spending data as required by ESSA. This data, she says, could be “an eye opener,” given the incredible disparity in per-student spending from school to school. For example, “in the Collier County school district, Gulf Coast High School in Naples spends $7,431 per student while Barron Collier High School, also in Naples, spends $8,574 – a difference of more than $1,000 per student.” Those who are interested in accessing the data can find it as part of Florida’s 2018-19 School Report Card.