Monthly Archives: December 2006


District Dollars: Painting a Picture of Revenues and Expenditures in California’s School Districts

PACE Co-Director Susanna Loeb has published a report analyzing the revenues and expenditures of California schools districts.  The report, entitled “District Dollars: Painting a Picture of Revenues and Expenditures in California’s School Districts” was co-authored by Jason Grissom and Katharine Strunk.  It was released in March 2007, along with the other “Getting Down to Facts” studies.  In their report the authors examine spending and revenues across districts and across time, and compare the patterns that they observe in California to patterns in other states.  Among other things, they find that California school districts differ dramatically in the amount of money that they have to spend, but that they spend the money they have in generally similar ways.