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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Elementary and Secondary Education
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DESE

Missouri Releases Building Level Per-Pupil Expenditures

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announces that Building Level Per-Pupil Expenditure information is available for the first time on a Missouri school district’s 2019 Annual Report Card. This change is part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its focus on ensuring equitable resources and opportunities for every student at every school. Previously, per-pupil expenditures were only reported at the district level.

Expenditures at buildings can vary for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to:

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