Another way to look at administration spending is to do so using percentages in comparison to revenue.
|District||Total Revenue||Administration Expenditures||% of Revenue|
|San Francisco Unified||$10,473||$462||4.41%|
|San Bernardino City Unified||$10,007||$431||4.31%|
|Santa Ana Unified||$9,236||$374||4.05%|
|Elk Grove Unified||$8,203||$429||5.23%|
This comparison shows that Elk Grove has the highest percentage in comparison to revenue, but SFUSD still comes in second. However, using percentages obscures the amount of money actually involved.
Even though 0.1% of the budget may equal roughly $10.47 per student, with a population of roughly 50,000 students the total amount of money we are discussing is ~$525,000. If administration expenditures were reduced to 4% of revenue, the number is larger that $2 million. That amount is certainly not large enough to make up for the $56 million budget shortfall, but it’s certainly worth examining.
Numbers courtesy of Ed-Data for the 2007-08 school year.