I don’t think there’s enough information provided by the article to know that. There are too many open questions. We don’t know if that’s actual expenditures, or if that’s incoming allocation that is spent, while some of it goes to some general fund?
What bonds are being floated? I assume that figure is for all of DC, so is that K-12 plus charter? Is preschool counted into that? How many districts are we talking about? I imagine the cost of running an elementary school would be less than a high school. Special Ed students take more resources, depending on needs.
And I think that a number of actual cost per student needs to be defined what we mean. A district spending 10 million to build a new high school doesn’t exactly increase the cost of educating a student in another high school in the district - but that building cost would be factored into expenditures per student in said district.
And then, like… Do you count the costs of the athletic department as necessary to a student’s education? Or music, or art, or theatre, dances, extra-curricular stuff… Security costs in unsafe areas… There’s just so much potentially going on here.