How Tawas Area Schools Operations & Maintenance Compares to its Geographic Peers

Of the 9 Districts within the Tawas Schools Comparable Districts peer group reporting data, Tawas Area Schools, with General Fund only expenditures of $11,964,406, places 6 in terms of total expenditures for fiscal year 2019. With an Operations & Maintenance percent of 9.1%, Tawas Area Schools places 3 in terms of Operations as a Percent of Expenditures. The Tawas Area Schools 9.1% expenditures is 1.9% less than the peer group average of 11.0%.


Why it Matters: Operation & Maintenance expenditures represent the activities concerned with keeping the physical plant open, clean and ready for daily use. In addition, Security Services are included in this category. With statewide declining enrollments, it becomes a challenge to maintain existing infrastructure with decreasing pupil counts. The color of the dots correspond to the school's Fiscal Indicator Score. (n082) (o91)

Data Source: The school district financial data comes from two sources. Historic data is provided by downloads from the State Department of Education. Future data is loaded by the respective school district financial department. (n040)

Data Table

District NameLies WithinOperations
Total Expenditures (General Fund only)1Peer
Operations as a Percent of Expenditures2Peer
Alcona Community SchoolsAlpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD846,6508,391,100710.1%5
Bangor Township SchoolsBay-Arenac ISD2,877,91524,768,105111.6%6
Hale Area SchoolsIosco RESA475,9693,883,958912.3%7
Oscoda Area SchoolsIosco RESA1,115,36612,551,68558.9%2
Pinconning Area SchoolsBay-Arenac ISD1,282,14212,810,168410%4
Standish-Sterling Community SchoolsBay-Arenac ISD2,420,92115,848,134315.3%9
Tawas Area SchoolsIosco RESA1,083,28811,964,40669.1%3
West Branch-Rose City Area SchoolsC.O.O.R. ISD2,859,29421,802,979213.1%8
Whittemore-Prescott Area SchoolsIosco RESA707,2608,111,78788.7%1

1Rank is based on Total Expenditures (General Fund only) in descending order.

2Rank is based on Operations as a Percent of Expenditures in ascending order