The Utah Taxpayer Association recently published data on Utah’s 41 school districts and how they spent tax dollars for the last fiscal year.
Here is their report:
There is some really interesting information in this report. I wanted to take a look at Ogden and Weber School Districts specifically to see how they compared to the state average. Here are some charts I created from the data:
The data sets aren’t very surprising given that Ogden School District serves a very old urban center while Weber School District serves an area that is still growing in population and suburban sprawl. I believe the spike in media spending in Ogden SD may be representative of the technology focus on ESL and improved learning. Ogden SD has been involved in a very rigorous program focused on enhancing student achievement. You can read more about the results of that program.
Both Weber SD and Ogden SD pay higher than the average wage for teachers in Utah. Kudos to them for doing so.
Originally posted at Mr. Peterson’s Perspectives. Reposted with permission.