The Osceola School District once again ranked 67th out of 67 Florida school districts in administrative expenditures per student in a ranking of the 2015-2016 school year by the Florida Department of Education. While the state average was $556.56 per student for administrative costs, which includes school administration and district support functions among other things, Osceola spent only $442.32 per student, placing priority on spending taxpayers’ money where it best impacts children.
Historically, Osceola County has been ranked among the lowest in the state time and time again in administrative expenditures per FTE:
2015-2016 School Year: lowest in the state
2014-2015 School Year: lowest in the state
2013-2014 School Year: second lowest in the state
2012-2013 School Year: third lowest in the state
“The Osceola County School Board and I believe that the best use of taxpayers’ dollars is for instruction in the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace. “While Osceola County remains at the bottom of the state in terms of the amount of operational dollars we received, we are committed to using each and every dollar in the best possible manner for the students.”