Stillwater School District ISD 834 enrolls roughly 8,300 students.
Stillwater Area Public Schools spends
Given that 85% of the budget is spent on staffing, a classroom of 18.99 (based on $242,522), shows the staffing is $206,143 per classroom per year. Looking back at data, we see that Stillwater teachers are earning around $70,000 annually, plus benefits, so lets call it $80,000. That leaves $126,143 for other staff... like school psychologists, secretaries... And Central Services.
$80,000 of $242,522 on teachers is ONLY $33% of the money going towards classroom teachers. That's only 1/3 of the budget going towards the teachers in the classrooms.
Lastly, we budget $529,017 for Travel and Conferences this year in ISD834. In 2015-15 we spent $302,857. Which is a 74% INCREASE since 2014-15.
Compare that to 622 (North St Paul - Maplewood- Oakdale). They enroll 10,660 students (larger than 834).
This year they budget $390,441 for Travel and Conferences. In 2014-15, they spent $403,587. They DECREASED that line when their enrollment decreased.
Perhaps part of the problem in Stillwater School District is a spending problem.