State of Education report
PSBA is pleased to release the eighth annual State of Education report, which uses results from a survey of school district leaders and publicly available education data to serve as a benchmark of the key indicators of public school performance.
Some key findings from this year’s report include:
- Two-thirds (66%) of school districts reported student mental health needs as one of their challenges, making it the biggest challenge again this year.
- On average, nearly half of students (46.4%) were estimated to have some mental health need according to school leaders.
- Mandatory charter school tuition payments were the top source of budget pressure for the fifth consecutive year.
- Nearly 90% of school districts reported experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers while a significant percentage of districts also reported shortages in instructional aides, special education staff and drivers.
Click on the document to the right to view or download a digital version of the State of Education report.