by A Taxpayer
Here are some audited “facts” from the Ct. Dept. of Education website: (www.csde.gov)
These pk-8 per pupil expenditures are from 2006-07 which are the latest data available by the state:
$10,106 per pupil (instructional costs) plus debt service of $1078
$11,234 per pupil plus debt service of $679
$13,563 per pupil plus debt service of 0$ (way to go Eastford!)
Canterbury: (the winner)
$14,649 per pupil plus debt service of $961
$9920 per pupil plus a debt service of $1588
Minus the debt service out and you will see that Woodstock is not spending a whole heck of a lot on students.
Further, another interesting discovery is that while I have been concerned about how much our town spends on SPED, apparently it is not as much as other towns.
Here is some more data (from the Ct. Dept. of Ed. website) to support this fact.
*again, 06-07 is the latest data available.
SPED expenditures pk-8 (% of entire budget):
What do Cafe readers make of these FACTS?