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District: MERCER CO SPECIAL SERVICE (3103)
Operating Type CSSD
County: MERCER
Operating Type CSSD Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $43,390,176
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 783.8
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $55,362
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2009-10 Total Spending: $43,941,477
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 747.6
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $58,774
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $58,774
Revenue Sources, State: 10.1%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 10.8%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 1.2%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 78%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 5.9
  Student/Support Ratio: 7.1
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 48.8
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 100%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $45,983
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 5
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $49,683
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 7
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $59,218
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 7
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $26,466
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 57.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $28,506
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 57.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $33,835
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 57.1%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $26,021
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 56.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 98.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $28,135
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 56.6%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 98.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $33,325
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 56.3%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 98.5%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $286
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $235
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $372
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.6%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $160
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $137
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $138
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $11,782
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 25.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $12,732
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 25.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $14,695
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 24.8%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $11,618
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 25.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 98.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $12,592
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 25.3%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 98.9%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $14,439
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 8
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 24.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 98.3%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $4,309
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 9.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $4,552
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 9.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $5,596
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9.4%
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): $97
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $109
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.2%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $3,504
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 81.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,797
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.6%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 83.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $4,607
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 7.8%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 82.3%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $3,316
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $3,840
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $5,018
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 6
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.5%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,438
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 3.1%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 43.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,852
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 48.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $2,185
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 4
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 3.7%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 43.5%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $53
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 1
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.1%
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): $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%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 33.2%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 39.5%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 44.1%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $98
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $57
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $123
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 5.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 4
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $77,350
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 8
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 5.9
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 3
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $80,639
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 8
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 7.1
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 6
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $78,120
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 7
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 7.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 5
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $81,259
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 8
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 48.8
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 3
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $117,601
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 7
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 58.5
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 3
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $121,043
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 7
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 15.2
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 2
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 2
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $4,996,507
2008-09 Actual: $2,114,521
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $7,111,028
2009-10 Actual: $-491,955
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $0
Actual Excess (2009-10): $0