According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the capital outlay for 2008-2009 for public school systems was $68,044,563,000:
- Construction: $56,653,349,000
- Land and existing structures: $4,188,206,000
- Instructional equipment: $2,225,407,000
- “Other” equipment: $6,977,601,000
- Interest on debt: $17,140,693,000
- Payments to other governments: $ 1,962,947,000
U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, Public Education Finances, 2009 (May 2011), p. 25 “Table 9. Capital Outlay and Other Expenditure of Public School Systems by State: 2008-09” http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/09f33pub.pdfNote: Capital outlay refers to the direct expenditure by public school systems for construction of buildings and roads; purchases of equipment, land, and existing structures; and for payments on capital leases. Amounts for additions, replacements, and major alterations to fixed works and structures are included. However, expenditure for maintenance and minor repairs to buildings and equipment is classified as current spending.