average per-pupil expenditure

(2) Average per-pupil expenditure The term “average per-pupil expenditure” means, in the case of a State or of the United States— (A) without regard to the source of funds— (i) the aggregate current expenditures, during the third fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made (or, if satisfactory data for that year are not available, during the most recent preceding fiscal year for which satisfactory data are available) of all local educational agencies in the State or, in the case of the United States, for all States (which, for the purpose of this paragraph, means the 50 States and the District of Columbia); plus (ii) any direct current expenditures by the State for the operation of those agencies; divided by (B) the aggregate number of children in average daily attendance to whom those agencies provided free public education during that preceding year.


20 USC § 7801(2)

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