Auditor General Spending Report

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2020 Arizona Auditor General Spending Report (HTML)

  • Descriptive information

    District name: Marana Unified School District County: Pima

    Operational peer group: 2 Transportation peer group: 5 Legislative district(s): 9 and 11 District location: Suburb Number of schools: 17

    Graduation rate for fiscal year 2019: 88% Students attending: 12,202

    District size: Large

    5-year change in students attending: 2% increase Special education population:  16%

    English learner population: 2% Poverty rate for fiscal year 2019: 9% Free/reduced meal eligibility: 41%

     

    Pie chart showing spending by operational area


    Instruction: 55.4%

    Peer average instruction: 54.7%

    Classroom spending, which includes instruction, student support, and instruction support spending: 69.4%

    Instruction: 55.4%

    Student support: 8.8%

    Instruction support: 5.2%

    Nonclassroom spending, which includes administration, plant operations, food service, and transportation spending:  30.6%

    Administration: 9.8%

    Plant operations: 9.9%

    Food service: 5.2%

    Transportation: 5.7%

     

    Table showing operational measures relative to peer averages


    Operational area—Administration

    District administration cost per pupil: $871

    Peer average administration cost per pupil: $855

    District’s administration cost per pupil relative to peer average: Comparable

    State average administration cost per pupil: $936

    District students per administrative position: 60

    Peer average students per administrative position: 65 State average students per administrative position: 65

     

    Operational area—Plant operations

    District plant operations cost per square foot: $5.45

    Peer average plant operations cost per square foot: $6.79

    District’s plant operations cost per square foot relative to peer average: Very Low

    State average plant operations cost per square foot: $6.55

    District plant operations square footage per student: 161

    Peer average plant operations square footage per student: 147

    District’s plant operations square footage per student relative to peer average: High

    State average plant operations square footage per student: 160

     

    Operational area—Food service

    District food service cost per meal: $5.72

    Peer average food service cost per meal: $3.89

    District’s food service cost per meal relative to peer average: Very High

    State average food service cost per meal: $3.46

     

    Operational area—Transportation

    District transportation cost per mile: $2.79

    Peer average transportation cost per mile: $3.77

    District’s transportation cost per mile relative to peer average: Very Low

    State average transportation cost per mile: $4.28

    District transportation cost per rider: $1,199

    Peer average transportation cost per rider: $1,776

    District’s transportation cost per rider relative to peer average: Very Low

    State average transportation cost per rider: $1,370

     

    Table showing per pupil spending

     

    Operational spending

    2019 District instruction per pupil spending: $4,747

    2020 District instruction per pupil spending: $4,910

    2020 Peer average instruction per pupil spending: $4,636

    2020 State average instruction per pupil spending: $5,016

    2019 District student support per pupil spending: $738

    2020 District student support per pupil spending: $781

    2020 Peer average student support per pupil spending: $715

    2020 State average student support per pupil spending: $796

    2019 District instruction support per pupil spending: $430

    2020 District instruction support per pupil spending: $461

    2020 Peer average instruction support per pupil spending: $514

    2020 State average instruction support per pupil spending: $513

    2019 District administration per pupil spending: $850

    2020 District administration per pupil spending: $871

    2020 Peer average administration per pupil spending: $855

    2020 State average administration per pupil spending: $936

    2019 District plant operations per pupil spending: $904

    2020 District plant operations per pupil spending: $877

    2020 Peer average plant operations per pupil spending: $988

    2020 State average plant operations per pupil spending: $1,048

    2019 District food service per pupil spending: $380

    2020 District food service per pupil spending: $459

    2020 Peer average food service per pupil spending: $362

    2020 State average food service per pupil spending: $432

    2019 District transportation per pupil spending: $637

    2020 District transportation per pupil spending: $500

    2020 Peer average transportation per pupil spending: $386

    2020 State average transportation per pupil spending: $395

    2019 District total operational per pupil spending: $8,686

    2020 District total operational per pupil spending: $8,859

    2020 Peer average total operational per pupil spending: $8,456

    2020 State average total operational per pupil spending: $9,136

     

    Nonoperational spending

    2019 District land and buildings per pupil spending: $2,846

    2020 District land and buildings per pupil spending: $1,596

    2020 Peer average land and buildings per pupil spending: $1,754

    2020 State average land and buildings per pupil spending: $1,053

    2019 District equipment per pupil spending: $515

    2020 District equipment per pupil spending: $780

    2020 Peer average equipment per pupil spending: $553

    2020 State average equipment per pupil spending: $533

    2019 District interest per pupil spending: $547

    2020 District interest per pupil spending: $552

    2020 Peer average interest per pupil spending: $345

    2020 State average interest per pupil spending: $273

    2019 District other per pupil spending: $204

    2020 District other per pupil spending: $190

    2020 Peer average other per pupil spending: $153

    2020 State average other per pupil spending: $175

    2019 District total nonoperational per pupil spending: $4,112

    2020 District total nonoperational per pupil spending: $3,118

    2020 Peer average total nonoperational per pupil spending: $2,805

    2020 State average total nonoperational per pupil spending: $2,034

     

    Spending totals

    2019 District total per pupil spending: $12,798

    2020 District total per pupil spending: $11,977

    2020 Peer average total per pupil spending: $11,261

    2020 State average total per pupil spending: $11,170

     

    Bar chart showing the percentage point change in spending by operational area (fiscal year 2015 versus 2020)


    Instruction: 2.1%

    Student support: 0.9%

    Instruction support: 0.3%

    Administration: -0.5%

    Plant operations: -1.8%

    Food service: 0.5%

    Transportation: -1.5%

     

    Table showing lowest, highest, and 2 most recent fiscal years’ instructional spending percentages between 2001 and 2020


    Fiscal year of lowest instructional spending percentage: 2001 Lowest instructional spending percentage: 52.9%

    Fiscal year of highest instructional spending percentage: 2004 Highest instructional spending percentage: 59.2%

    2019 instructional spending percentage: 54.6%

    2020 instructional spending percentage: 55.4%

     

    Table showing COVID-19 federal relief grant spending


    Districts can use COVID-19 federal relief grants from March 2020 through September 2022. The following amounts were used by June 30, 2020.

    District total federal relief grant spending: $1,503,221 Peer average total federal relief grant spending: $555,597 District per pupil federal relief grant spending: $123

    Peer average per pupil federal relief grant spending: $49

     

    Line graph and table showing average teacher salary and other measures


    2017 District average teacher salary: $45,844 2018 District average teacher salary: $45,128 2019 District average teacher salary: $48,746 2020 District average teacher salary: $52,016 2017 District amount from Prop 301: $5,864 2018 District amount from Prop 301: $6,913 2019 District amount from Prop 301: $7,561 2020 District amount from Prop 301: $7,459

     

    2017 State average teacher salary: $48,372
    2018 State average teacher salary:$48,951
    2019 State average teacher salary: $52,441
    2020 State average teacher salary: $54,814
    2017 District students per teacher: 17.4
    2018 District students per teacher: 17.4
    2019 District students per teacher: 17.3
    2020 District students per teacher: 17.8

    2017 District average years of teacher experience:12.4
    2018 District average years of teacher experience:12.7
    2019 District average years of teacher experience:12.4
    2020 District average years of teacher experience:12.5
    2017 District percentage of teachers in first 3 years: 15%
    2018 District percentage of teachers in first 3 years: 13%
    2019 District percentage of teachers in first 3 years: 16%
    2020 District percentage of teachers in first 3 years: 15%