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District: ALPHA BORO (70)
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils
County: WARREN
Operating Type K-8 / 0 - 400 Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $4,653,480
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 364.1
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,779
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 1
2009-10 Total Spending: $5,324,107
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 362.8
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,675
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $14,675
Revenue Sources, State: 33.7%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 56.6%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 9.4%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.3%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 9.6
  Student/Support Ratio: 73.3
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 264
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.7%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $13,622
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 34
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $14,265
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $14,546
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 37
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $8,592
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 63.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $9,038
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 63.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $9,173
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 45
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 63.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,950
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 35
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.4%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 92.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $8,207
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 39
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 57.5%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 90.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $8,645
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 59.4%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 94.2%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $487
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $503
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $258
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.8%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $154
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 1.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $328
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $271
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 53
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 1.9%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,402
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 17.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,438
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 44
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 17.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,708
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 18.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $2,104
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 54
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 87.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $2,130
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.9%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 87.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,339
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 56
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 16.1%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 86.4%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,563
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 11.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,363
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 16
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,408
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.7%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $39
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 31
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $57
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 48
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $872
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 15
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 6.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 55.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $714
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 5%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 52.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $778
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 5.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 55.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,047
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,379
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 21
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,209
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.3%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $576
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 22
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 4.2%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 55%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $623
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 25
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 4.4%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 45.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $678
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 33
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 4.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 56.1%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $19
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $47
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $47
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 25.6%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 27.6%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 32.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $42
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $25
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $0
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 9.6
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 42
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $49,815
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 14
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 9.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 50
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $51,155
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 14
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 73.3
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 37
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $61,645
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 48
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 104.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 21
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $66,340
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 56
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 264
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 2
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $104,332
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 50
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 125.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 29
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $82,166
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 21
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 31.1
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 1
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 14.6
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 20
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $838,279
2008-09 Actual: $584,597
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $1,422,876
2009-10 Actual: $-348,774
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $184,570
Actual Excess (2009-10): $95,013