Los Angeles district spends over double the state average on administration

Monday, March 17, 2014

The same school district that made Jose Fernandez perhaps the most highly compensated superintendent in California last year also spends two-and-a-half times the state average on its administration as a whole.

The Centinela Valley Union High School District spent an average of $1,150 per student on districtwide administrative costs in the 2011-12 school year, the latest year for which such data is available, according to the California Department of Education. California school districts spent an average of $468 per student in 2011-12.

Centinela’s administrative spending figure was the second highest among the more than 80 school districts in Los Angeles County, following the single-school Gorman Elementary School District.

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