Georgia requires each school system to submit to the Georgia Department of Education an annual financial and budget report that lists expenses by fund, revenue source, function, program, object and school. The state also requires this financial and budget data to be reported to members of each school's school council and the public through the Office of Student Achievement’s report card.
The annual Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finances report is available with other education data on the U.S. Census Bureau's Federal, State and Local Government page.
Audited financial statements for school systems can be found at the Georgia Department of Audits. From the Report Repository search form select "Education Audit" in the first box and "School Districts - Financial Reports" in the third box.
Salary and Travel Information for employees (including school-level employees) of Local Boards of Education is also provided by the Department of Audits.
Comparisons and Analyses
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Report Card For Parents provides detailed breakdowns, comparisons and the ability to download school- and system-level education spending data.
The chart of accounts and a Chart of Accounts User Guide are available from the Georgia Department of Education to explain how school spending data is categorized.
Georgia School or School System Transparency Web Sites
This will be updated as sites become available.
Links to Education Transparency Sites in other states: