Spending Study “Raises Red Flag” On ESSA School Comparisons

Spending Study “Raises Red Flag” On ESSA School Comparisons

January 11, 2018

According to EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar, a new report from Allovue takes a look at school district spending patterns in the 2016 to 2017 school year, and highlights the challenges of tracking the “equitable use of resources across schools because of the way budgeting is done and spending is reported,” a discrepancy that “is of particular concern as schools are expected to report per-pupil spending at the school level” under ESSA.