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					Education in Utah


        Funding, Demographics &
               Rankings
State Public Education Funding Trend

   Since 1992      2500

    Education
                    2000
    Funding has
    Increased       1500
    $1,047,760,921,
    or 81.9%        1000

   The Minimum
                     500
    School Program
    has Increased      0
    $586,967,524,          1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
                              Total Education                  Minimum School Program
    or 77.6%                                    See the Public Education Data Book, Page 21
Education As Proportion of
Total State Budget

      Percentage of General Fund & School Funds
                       FY 2003
All Other                                    Public
   39%                                      Education
                                              45%




                  Higher
                 Education
                   16%
Education Spending as A Proportion of
Income

 $42.83 Per $1,000 of personal income spent on
  education = 21st highest in nation
 $28.08 Per $1,000 of personal income spent on
  student instruction = 12th highest in nation
 $2.54 Per $1,000 of personal income spent on
  school administration = 16th highest in nation
 $0.44 Per $1,000 of personal income spent on
  general administration = 7th lowest in nation


                              See the Public Education Data Book, Page 37
State Income Tax Supports Nearly 3/4
of Public Education Costs

Uniform   FY 2003 Education Budget
School                                         Federal
 Fund                                          Funds
72.8%                                          10.2%




                      Other                     Local
                      Funds                     Funds
                      1.2%                      15.9%
                        See the Public Education Data Book, Page 23
Federal and Local Revenue Not
Keeping Pace

 $51.77 in total education revenue per $1,000 in
  personal income = 14th in nation
 $31.63 in State education revenue per $1,000 in
  personal income = 10th in nation
 $3.72 in Federal education revenue per $1,000
  in personal income = 21st in nation
 $16.41 in Local education revenue per $1,000 in
  personal income = 36th in nation

                            See the Public Education Data Book, Page 36
95% of State Funding Goes to Local
School Districts

   The total education budget = $2,326,540,609
     The Minimum School Program – Funding for basic
      education = $1,961,001,809 – all goes to districts
     State Board of Education – Funding for State
      Office, Rehabilitation, Schools for the Deaf and
      Blind, Fine Arts, Education Contracts and Child
      Nutrition = $337,180,800 – more than 80% goes to
      districts
     The School Building Program = $28,358,000 – all
      goes to districts

                                   See the Public Education Data Book, Page 21
What is the Weighted Pupil Unit?

   The unit of measure used in determining a uniform
    cost for educating each student
       One WPU usually equals one student
       Additional WPUs are allocated for specific pupils or
        programs
   The value of the WPU for FY 2003 is $2,132 - $16
    higher than last year
   For FY 2003, 627,795 WPUs were allocated by the
    Legislature
   WPU funding will equal $1,338,458,940 in FY 2003

                                     See the Public Education Data Book, Page 26
WPU Value and Funding Steadily
Increasing

   Since 1993 the          2200

    dollar value of each    2000
    WPU has
    increased $642 or       1800


    43%                     1600


   Total Funding for all   1400

    WPUs has
                            1200
    increased $1.33
    million                 1000
                                   1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

                                                         WPU Value

                                           See the Public Education Data Book, Page 26
Utah Ranks High in Teacher Salary
Comparisons

   There are Approximately 25,214 (FTE) Instructional
    Personnel in Utah.
     22,210 (FTE) Hold Teaching Positions
     3,004 Hold Non-Teaching Positions
   The Average Teacher Salary, Including Benefits and
    Career Ladder Earnings = $53,940
   Utah Ranks #4 in the Nation for Percent Change in
    Average Teacher Salary for 1990-91 to 2000-01.
   In the Western Region Utah Ranks #3 in Highest
    Average Salary for Teachers.
                              See the Public Education Data Book, Pages 7 - 10
Demographics Skew Per-pupil
Spending

   National Education Association Ranks Utah #50
    (out of 51) in Per Pupil Revenue and
    Expenditures for 2001
      National Average = $7,079
      Utah Average = $4,475
   Per Pupil Expenditures Increased 21.3% from
    1992-2001 = 17th in Nation
   Utah spends $39 Per Pupil for Each $1,000 in
    Personal Income = 32nd in Nation

                         See the Public Education Data Book, Pages 29, 33 & 34
Utah Has 2nd Highest Percentage
School-aged Population

   State Population -

                 1999         2,121,033
                 2000         2,150,205
                 2001         2,187,276

     Percent of Resident Population Under Age 18 = 23.3%
     National Rank = 2nd



                           See the Public Education Data Book, Pages 14, 35, & 38
Utah’s Public Ed Enrollment Growth
Outpaces Nation

   2001 Fall Enrollment = 477,801 students
     Enrollment as a Percent of State
      Population = 21.8%
   Enrollment Growth : + 2,532 new
    students
     State Enrollment Percent Change
      2000-2001 = 0.5%
     National Enrollment Percent
      Change 2000-2001 = 0.3%

                                  See the Public Education Data Book, Page 13
Utah Entering Period of Further
Enrollment Growth

                                     Utah and National Enrollment Change                                Nation
                                                                                                        Utah
2.5%




2.0%




 1.5%




 1.0%




0.5%




0.0%
         1988   1989   1990   1991     1992   1993   1994   1995     1996   1997   1998   1999   2000      2001



- 0.5%



                                                                   See the Public Education Data Book, Page 13
Enrollment Projected to Increase by
More Than 20% Over Next 10 Years

   Enrollment Projections –                              2001   477,801
     An Estimated Increase of 105,000                    2002   480,736
      Students is Expected by 2010                        2003   488,125
     Annual Rate of Change is                            2004   497,370
      Expected to Reach 2.8%                              2005   509,971
                                                          2006   524,172
                                                          2007   538,052
                                                          2008   552,355
                                                          2009   567,248
            See the Public Education Data Book, Page 14   2010   582,974
New Students Per Year Projected to
Increase from 2,000 to 16,000

                              Projected Increase of Student Enrollment

18,000

16,000

14,000

12,000

10,000

 8,000

 6,000

 4,000

 2,000

    0
         2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009    2010   2011   2012   2013


                                                           See the Public Education Data Book, Page 14
Student Growth Brings Increased
Socioeconomic Diversity


 Utah Ranks #1 in                           1.04%
                                                     Demographic Breakdown by Year and Group
                                                              1.11%         1.19%         1.23%
                                                                                                   100.00%
                                  Pacific
  Percent Change in              Islander    1.52%            1.56%         1.55%         1.53%    98.00%

  Minority Student               Native
                                                                                                   96.00%

  Population                     American
                                             7.17%                                                 94.00%
                                                              7.97%

 Utah Ranks #1 in
                                                                            8.84%
                                 Hispanic                                                 9.81%
                                                                                                   92.00%

  Percent Change in                          1.51%
                                                                                                   90.00%
                                 Asian
  Students Eligible                          0.82%            1.53%
                                                              0.89%         1.56%
                                                                                                   88.00%

  for Free/Reduced               African
                                                                            0.96%         1.58%
                                                                                                   86.00%
                                                                                          1.01%
  Price Lunch                    American
                                             87.95%                                                84.00%
                                                              86.94%
                                                                            85.90%
                                 Caucasian                                                84.84%
                                                                                                   82.00%


 See the Public Education Data                                                                     80.00%
          Book, Pages 16 & 20                1998              1999          2000          2001
Class-size Challenges Remain

   The Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Utah is 22.1 Students per
    Teacher
      1.7 Students per Teacher Less than in 1996 but
       0.9 Students more than 1999
      Utah’s Pupil-Teacher Ratio fell at a rate of 9.4%
       from 1997 to 2001 = 11th in the nation for 2001
      Teachers Represent 54.3% of All Utah Public
       Educational Staff = 14th in the nation for 2000


                            See the Public Education Data Book, Pages 18 & 34
Factors Other than Spending Influence
Educational Success

   Parental Involvement
       Utah has highest prop. of married-couple households
        with children under 18 (35%) in the nation (23.5%)*
   Income, Shelter, and Nutrition
       Utah has second lowest level of child poverty (13%) in
        the nation (19%)**
   Overall Well Being
       Utah ranked 3rd in the nation for composite indicators
        of child well being**

            *See Households and Families: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau, September, 2001, p. 4.
                             **See 2002 Kids Count, Annie E. Casey Foundation, May, 2002.
Utah Schools’ Performance

   Utah (84.5%) ranks #1 in nation (66.6%) for high
    school graduation rate*
   Utah in top quartile for 8th graders testing above “basic”
    mathematics and for 8th grade mathematics
    proficiency*
   Utah in national top-10 for SAT Verbal (8th) and
    Mathematical (10th) scores**
   Utah consistently scores above national average on
    ACT standardized test results***

*See State Statistical Trends: Education Outcomes and Achievements, Morgan Quitno Press, 5/2001.
                          **See Digest of Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education, January, 2001.
                                               ***USOE, School Evaluation and Assessment Section.