The US Census Bureau has released their 2018 Annual Survey of School System Finances. This is the latest report available. Table 8 “Per Pupil Amounts for Current Spending of Public Elementary-Secondary School Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2018” shows something I have never seen before.The US Average is $12,612. Utah is 50th in per pupil spending at $7628. Idaho is 49th at $7771. What I have never seen before is Oklahoma and Arizona are tied for 48th at $8239 per pupil. Our spending per pupil was at 65.3% of the US average.

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