I took data from HCPSS website, and an email from our County Executive Mr. Allan Kittleman (https://chaowu.org/2016/05/15/2017-boe-budget-answer-from-county-executive/) and put them together from 2010-2015.
There are several observations:
- There has been a steady yearly increase of county funding to the education. The total HCPSS budget is increasing steadily. But the rate varies a lot, from 0.62% to 6.61%. So we need ask ourselves: what is a proper rate for this budget increase?
- Percentage of total large spending (over 25K) in the whole budget has been steadily increase. I will look at what are the major contributors later.
- There are at least more than 7000 transactions which are less than 25k. These small transactions consist of more than 20% of spending.