investigate how taxpayer dollars finance public schools
HOW MUCH IS SPENT?
Greenville County Schools, along with all South Carolina school districts, experience significant fluctuations in education spending associated with economic cycles. After plummeting over 14% per student following the Great Recession, spending has increased an average of 2.3% per student annually in inflation-adjusted dollars.
Greenville County Schools Operational Per-Pupil K-12 Expenditures
HOW IS IT SPENT?
In the 2018-19 school year, 71.5% of Greenville County Schools (GCS) operational expenditures went toward the combination of instruction and instructional support. The percentage for South Carolina school districts was 69.2%. Compared to the state average, GCS spent a higher percentage of its operational expenditures on instruction, instructional support and school management and a lower percentage on operations and district administration.