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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Annual Survey of School System Finances First Look

Press Release Number CB21-TPS.114

OCT. 5, 2021 — Today the U.S. Census Bureau released an early look at data from the Annual Survey of School System Finances. The data provide initial insight into spending per public school pupil (pre-K through 12th grade), as well as revenue and other school system spending details in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

The data tables in the preliminary release present fiscal year (FY) 2020 school system finance data. The accompanying visualization compares these data to prior years to provide timely information about how these data may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the early release, only a subset of geographic areas is included.

The release also includes an America Counts story.

These data are preliminary and are subject to change by the final release. The full release of FY 2020 Annual Survey of School System Finances data tables and files is expected in May 2022 and will include finance data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Leslie Malone
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)


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