With school districts and towns across the state finalizing their education budget proposals, Patch is looking at per-student spending district-by-district.
This week, we’re counting down the 16 districts with the highest spending per pupil for the 2012-13 academic year.
The numbers — compiled by the State Department of Education (SDE) Bureau of Grants Management — compare the net expenditures for all 219 school districts against the average enrollment (membership) to determine spending per pupil.
The majority of the towns and districts to make the highest per pupil list are smaller, serving less than 1,000 students.
While this information is interesting, what exactly does it mean? Check back Monday for SDE classifications for schools across the state and comparisons based on spending.