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Schools vs. Central Services

Almost two-thirds of the APS budget goes directly to the classroom, paying for teacher and educational assistant salaries.

Operational Fund Budget

Breakdown of Operational Funds

  • Direct Instruction: Teachers, educational assistants and all other costs associated with instruction in the classroom including extra-curricular activities
  • Student Support: Counselors, nurses, speech, occupational and physical therapists, psychological services
  • Instructional Support: Librarians, media specialists, testing
  • Central Administration: Superintendent, associate superintendents, APS Board of Education offices, bond elections
  • School Administration: Principals, assistant principals, clerical staff and all other costs associated with administrative responsibilities in the school
  • Central Service: Human resources, information technology, finance, grants management
    Maintenance and Operations: Building maintenance, utilities, upkeep of grounds and equipment