Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hey! We're Number 45!

Phil Frei and his Traveling Pie-in-the-Sky Budget Show like to compare Sun Prairie administrative costs to the state average.  And we look great! That trick's not working so well anymore.  As they say in the deep south, "that dog don't hunt".  Heck even the new associate editor for the STAR, covering the recent budget hearing, asked if we didn't have a more realistic comparison.

Well... here's where we rank:  45th.  Not even in the top 10%. At least when we look at Administrative costs per student
Now, if we talk Administrative costs as a percent of operating we look a little better: 25th.
Check it out for yourselves; data is from the Wisconsin Taxpayers' Alliance:

In both cases, 12 out of the 20 similar-sized districts to Sun Prairie rank higher than us.
It is what it is people.