Expenditure per child is measured by dividing total budget number by number of students. Is there a way to look at budget BY SCHOOL? Come up with a budget per pupil by school? What about gifts to the school (parents, PTA, community?). Do the schools report out gifts to the school? If you take the average per pupil and the gifts per pupil by school you would get variance. What about the actual value of the school itself – property, facilities, etc. Is there an “insured value”?
Hypothesis – kids at Davis get more money than kids at Columbus when you factor in gifts
Should direct gifts to a specific school be prohibited? Set up a common fund for such gifts?