We thought it would be interesting to see what the State of Ohio’s Education budget was for 2018. Here is the link to the State’s website for their entire budget.
We separated the Department of Education budget. Here is the line item budget for the five categories of funding: (1) General Revenue Fund; (2) Dedicated Purpose Fund Group; (3) Internal Service Activity Fund; (4) State Lottery Fund Group; (5) Federal Funding.
We can guarantee some of the numbers will amaze you. Here are just a few……
- $5 million spent on “Accountability / Report Cards” – those that we are supposed to believe that do not represent the students’ proficiency .
- $2.5 million on Migrant education
- $14.8 million for Summer food service
- $4.8 million on Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Progran
- $394.6 million on the Federal School Lunch Progran
- $142.6 million on the Federal School Breakfast Program
- $106.9 million on the Child/Adult Food Programs
- $85 million on Improving Teacher Quality
- $10.1 million on English Language Acquisition
Total budget for the Department of Education for 2018 – $11,187,228,625
In 2017, the total budget for the Department of Education was $11,080,030,399. This is just the State and Federal contribution. When you add in the local real estate taxes the total is $24.1 billion (per the Cupp reports). And for that sum of money we received an average grade point average of 1.55 (out of a 4.0 scale) on the State testing as reported in the “Achievement” component.
Regarding expenditures for food – We counted a total of $663,700,000 million spent on food, we have 1.7 million school children in the State of Ohio. If we assume that all children participate (we do not believe that is the case) then that equates to an average of $390 per child per year.
Does anyone see a problem here? We know that we do.