Category: Today At Utah Policy

Administrative costs in Utah’s K-12 public schools are among the lowest in the nation, Utah received the lowest amount of federal funding of any state, and spending varies widely among Utah’s school districts.

These are a few of the findings from Utah Foundation’s new report, Simple Arithmetic? K-12 Education Spending in Utah. The report makes national and statewide comparisons and explores some of the reasons for spending patterns.

Its key findings include:


“There are major efforts afoot to increase revenue and spending for K-12 education,” said Utah Foundation Vice-President Shawn Teigen, the report’s lead author. “In order to make informed decisions, the public and policymakers needs a strong sense of where the money is going now. That is what this report is all about.”

The report Simple Arithmetic? K-12 Education Spending in Utah is available on the Utah Foundation website