Budget & Tax , Education
Curtis Shelton | November 5, 2020
Jenks revenue increases, per-pupil revenue falls
Jenks Public Schools (JPS) has seen consistent growth in enrollment over the last decade while revenue remained somewhat flat until a large increase in fiscal year 2019.
Since 2010, JPS has seen a 4 percent increase in total revenue available while enrollment has grown 23 percent.
As an additional 2,300 new students enrolled in Jenks over the last 10 years, per-pupil revenue has fallen by 15 percent, from $19,110 per student to $16,266 per student. That is more than $406,000 for a classroom of 25 students. While the Jenks school district may have seen a decline in per-pupil revenue, $16,266 per student still keeps Jenks well above the state average of $14,360.
Sources: Oklahoma State Department of Education District Reports; inflation adjustments by author to 2020 dollars using the CPI inflation calculator
Per pupil spending on instruction has remained steady throughout the decade, growing just over a percentage point since 2010.
Sources: Oklahoma State Department of Education Student Count Report; Oklahoma State Department of Education District Reports; inflation adjustments by author to 2020 dollars using the CPI inflation calculator
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Policy Research Fellow
Curtis Shelton currently serves as a policy research fellow for OCPA with a focus on fiscal policy. Curtis graduated Oklahoma State University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts in Finance. Previously, he served as a summer intern at OCPA and spent time as a staff accountant for Sutherland Global Services.