Driven by Data

A Deep Dive into Direct Student Expenses

Every year, our schools ask us questions like, “How are other schools spending their student recruitment dollars?,” and “How much are other schools spending on student transportation?” While school leaders know what they have spent in the past and plan to spend in the future, they often don’t have helpful information about their peers.

Inputs to Strategic Spending

School leaders often ask us about benchmarking for key spending categories – how does our spending on (curriculum) / (food service) / (security services) / etc. compare to other schools? Our breadth of school partnerships allows us to see how similar schools are allocating their dollars, and how much they are spending overall.