JOPLIN, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Education and Secondary Education releases how much school districts are spending per-student.
The report shows the Joplin school district averages a little more than $8,000 per school with all district costs factored in.
But building to building, the numbers range from $6,900 per pupil at Kelsey Norman Elementary School to a high of $9,800 at West Central.
Education leaders point out those costs vary depending on the individual needs of students at the school, what programs are based there … to the salaries of teachers and staff.
The state report has numbers for every district in the state; you can see those by clicking here.