It is only human nature to look for ways to save money especially when funding has been critically reduced. Of course we all want to see as much of the budget going to classroom instruction as possible. Administration is one place generally mentioned as a possible target for cuts. The State Superintendent’s Annual Report for 2013-14 provides consistent budget data for public schools in the state. The pie charts show those comparisons by school budget category. According to a document from the AZ Dept. of Education and the Office of the Auditor General, the following are budget category descriptions:

 by: Joy and John Kohl

Published January 2015

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