How Rome school spending compares

This chart shows some of the Rome school district financial benchmarks per pupil for 2007-08, with rankings in comparison to other districts in the Mohawk Valley region and the state. The Mohawk Valley region includes Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida and Schoharie counties.

Benchmark Total Mohawk Valley State Rank

Region Rank

(out of 51) (out of 699)

Total spending per pupil $19,653 18 343

Instruction per pupil $9,307 14 312

Medical insurance per pupil $2,316 20 206

Teacher retirement per pupil $484 32 549

Local revenue per pupil $6,706 29 521

State aid per pupil $11,737 6 91

Source: Office of State Comptroller, with further calculations by the Public Policy Institute and the Empire Center for New York State Policy.