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Utah2020-04-24T23:57:04+00:00

UTAH

Utah released FY 19 school-by-school spending data in the “School Level Reports” tab of their Financial Operations page of the website. School spending data is also linked at the bottom of the districts page of the Utah report card. The Financial Operations page houses school-by-school spending by district, for every school in the state, and for charter schools. It also links to budget and accounting handbooks, charts of accounts, and other financial documents. Explore Utah’s spending below or access their report card here and their financial reports here.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

Utah published a downloadable excel file containing school spending, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school in the state. Use this to calculate state and district average per-pupil spending. To access the file click on the “Statewide School Level Reports” file located in the “School Level Reports” tab of the Financial Operations webpage.

Utah does not have the ability to directly compare spending by demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Use the report card to gather demographic data for your comparison schools. Then, go to the Financial Operations page to download spending data for your comparison schools. Use the Statewide School level reports file to view all schools within the state, the District School Level Reports file to see schools within one district, or the charter school level reports to compare with charter schools.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Utah publishes demographic data, including enrollment, average daily membership, and more on the data and statistics page of the Utah Department of Education website. To find demographic data by school click on the “school tab,” then download the “2019-2020 school list” and use this to identify demographically similar schools. Then, use the “Statewide School Level Reports” file located in the “School Level Reports” tab of the Financial Operations webpage to view spending results for your comparison schools.

Utah does not have the ability to directly compare spending by demographics or outcomes.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Use the report card to gather demographic and outcomes data for your comparison schools. Then, go to the Financial Operations page to download spending data for your comparison schools. Use the “Statewide School Level Reports” file to view all schools within the state, the “District School Level Reports” file to see schools within a district, or the “Charter School Level Reports” file to compare with charter schools.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the “Statewide School Level Reports” file located in the “School Level Reports” tab of the Financial Operations webpage to view spending results for schools across the state. Once you’ve identified comparison schools, use the “2019-2010 school list” (located in the Enrollment/Membership tab of the data and statistics page) to identify demographic data for your comparison schools. Then download the assessment data from the “Assessments” tab of the data and statistics page to gather outcomes data. Utah’s Data Gateway tool also allows you to compare outcomes data for similar schools, though school spending data is not included in this comparison feature.

MORE ABOUT Utah

Utah posted information about 2019 finance training on the Financial Operations page. Information about 2020 training is pending.