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Bad comparison

September 23, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

A recent letter writer complains that the Williamsport Area School District budget is $80,926,986. I wondered whether this figure was abnormally high. For perspective, I researched the school budgets for the two largest cities in the nation. The Los Angeles Unified School District costs taxpayers $7.3 billion. The New York City school district is highest in the nation at $24 billion.



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