ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Independent School District 196 spent less per pupil on general fund operating expenditures in fiscal year 2022 than the averages for school districts statewide, in the metro area, and Minnesota’s 10-largest districts. While spending less per pupil total, District 196 directed a higher percentage of expenditures to regular classroom instruction compared to these same groups of school districts.
Each spring, the Minnesota Department of Education makes available financial data for all public operating elementary and secondary independent school districts in the state. District 196 is the state’s third largest district. Comparable expenditure data for FY 2022 shows that District 196 spent less per pupil than the averages for the state, metro area and 10-largest districts in total general fund expenditures, and in five of the 10 general fund categories, including operations and maintenance, transportation, pupil support services, instructional support services and district administration. Conversely, District 196 spent more per pupil and a higher percentage is its total expenditures on regular instruction (47%), compared to school districts statewide (43%), in the metro area (44%) and the 10-largest districts (44%).
Expenditures Per Pupil for Fiscal Year 2022
|Expenditure Category||District 196||State Average||Metro Average||10 Largest** Average|
|Operations, Maintenance & Other*||793||1,104||1,080||1,052|
|Instructional Support Services*||713||788||859||1,015|
|Student Activities & Athletics||308||386||371||278|
|Pupil Support Services*||419||545||571||686|
|Career & Technical Instruction||188||194||179||214|
General Fund Operating Expenditures
* Category where District 196 spent less per pupil than the averages for the state, metro area and 10 largest districts.
** The 10 largest school districts in Minnesota in FY 2022 were, in order from largest: Anoka-Hennepin, St. Paul, Minneapolis, District 196, Osseo, South Washington County, Rochester, Elk River, Wayzata and Lakeville.