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A Review of the Department of Education's Use of Resources, Report No. 96-65, March 1997
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  • The Department is using its human and fiscal resources differently since it reorganized and eliminated positions. Specifically, the Department has decreased spending on personnel, increased spending on purchased services, and changed how it purchased these services.
  • In fiscal year 1995-96, the Department used about $48 million (53% of its total expenditures) on activities related to school improvement and legislative priorities.
  • Most of the Department's school improvement expenditures were used for statutorily required programs by providing program administration, technical assistance, and support services directed towards the needs of school districts.
  • In fiscal year 1995-96, the Department spent about $42 million (47% of its total expenditures) on activities not related to school improvement such as general Department administration, student financial assistance, regulatory board, and post-secondary coordination activities. Almost all of the Department's non-school improvement activities are statutorily required.

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