Burbio School Tracker Weekly Updates

Burbio's  K-12 public education digest  highlights key data points from our team's proprietary research, covering school finances, enrollment, Covid mitigation, and more. 
 
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Week of 9/5: Forecasting Decline

Burbio's School Budget Tracker documents detailed K-12 spending, and as part of that initiative we see discussion of district enrollments. This week...

Week of 8/29:  Percent Spent

This week we look at the percent of ESSER III funding spent by districts across fifteen states, plus school security initiatives

Week of 8/22: Expenditure Increases

This week we look at expenditures for 118 of the largest 200 school district budgets from 26 states that are currently available for review

Week of 8/15: Five Themes

With schools opening on schedule and in-person in these first two weeks of the school year, we wanted to highlight five themes that our research team...

Week of 8/1: Staffing Disruptions

By the end of this week, just over ten percent of K-12 public school students will have started school. One of the major issues of the Fall is around...

Week of 7/25:  Topline Revenues

This week we look at topline FY23 school district budget changes, how school calendars are adjusting their first day of school, and other trends in...

Week of 7/18:  "Budget Considerations"

This week we look at some trends we are seeing in annual school budgets and highlight interesting things we wre seeing in schools across the country.

Week of 7/11:  The Drop in Grades 1-5

This week we look at enrollment trends in grades 1-5 over the past year, recently signed legislation in Arizona, ongoing bus driver shortages, HVAC...

Week of 7/4: Middle School Decline

This week we look at the nationwide decline in middle school enrollment that occurred during 2021/22, one district's test-score turnaround, an...

Week of 6/27: Six Weeks to Back-To-School

This week we highlight the wide variety of school start dates across the country, twelfth grade enrollment trends, and district-level observations...

Week of 6/20: Lunch Money

Mask mandate trends across the academic year, an example of shifts in food service delivery looming in K-12, and a snapshot of ESSER III actual...

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