District buying power 2007: first of a series: research reveals enormous K12 purchasing power.IN SPITE OF in opposition to all efforts of; in defiance or contempt of; notwithstanding.
See also: Spite POPULAR ATTENTION DIRECTED TO budget cuts in K12 school districts, the reality is that aggregate school spending across the nation increases steadily from year to year and will continue to do so. Furthermore, school buying power Buying Power
The money an investor has available to buy securities. In a margin account, the buying power is the total cash held in the brokerage account plus maximum margin available.
Also referred to as "Excess Equity. is becoming increasingly centralized cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. , rather than less, and administrators are making decisions for a total market that is enormous.
As the magazine of education leadership for top-level top-lev·el
1. Of or relating to people of the highest office or rank.
2. Of or relating to the highest office or rank: a top-level job. decision makers in K12 education, District Administration reaches key executives in virtually every school district in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , including superintendents, business officers, technology managers, curriculum directors, library/media center directors and funding administrators. Certainly no one is better qualified to comment on the current state and processes of school spending than readers of this magazine.
While District Administration publishes annual spending reports to provide insights into school markets, this year is different since we commissioned the independent research organization Martin Akel & Associates to conduct an extensive survey of our readers, and assess personal and institutional buying power for districts across the nation.
Random samples of subscribers were drawn from all sizes of school districts--from enrollments of less than 600 to 10,000 or more students--and each individual received a questionnaire questionnaire,
n a series of questions used to gather information.
n a form usually filled out by patients that provides data concerning their dental and general health. about buying activities and expenditures over a four-year period.
Although the data collected focused on the 2006-2007 academic year, the researchers also compiled trend data for the two preceding years and projections for the two succeeding years. This article summarizes school spending results and decision-making processes Presented below is a list of topics on decision-making and decision-making processes:
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K12 BUYING POWER RESULTS AT-A-GLANCE
97% DA readers who have a leadership role in purchasing decisions.
93% DA readers who participate on teams/committees to determine purchases.
96% "Brand Builders": DA readers whose decisions led to purchasing a specific vendor's products within the past two years.
93% "Brand Burners": DA readers whose decisions led to rejecting a specific vendor's products within the past two years.
$33.3 billion Projected current year expenditures on goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax. across all districts reached by District Administration magazine.
$4.32 billion Projected current year district expenditures on technology.
$2.95 billion Projected current year district expenditures on curriculum.
$23.8 billion Projected current year district expenditures on construction/renovation.
$1.17 billion Projected current year expenditures on security.
PERSONAL BUYING POWER--CALLING THE SHOTS
As a publication that focuses on management issues for administrators in the K12 market, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION specifically targets district-level educators This is a list of educators. See also: Education, List of education topics.
1. Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity.
2. Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature: intimate prayers.
3. involved in selecting or rejecting competing products.
Leadership Roles in Product Adoption Virtually all DA readers--97 percent--have leadership responsibilities in purchasing products and services, and 83 percent of subscribers are involved in making final decisions. Nine out of ten are also opinion leaders, sought out by others and influencing them in making purchases. These data summarize leadership roles. 26.4% I'm the leader in our district or school 42.2% I'm one of a small group of leaders 27.8 I'm part of a larger team that provides leadership 26.4% + 42.2% + 27.8% Subtotal, have a leadership role 3.6% I'm not involved in a leadership role Note: Table made from pie chart.
Roles on Decision Teams
Nine of ten--93 percent--are also involved with teams/ committees that determine purchases of technologies, products and equipment for their districts, and three-quarters--72 percent--have team management responsibilities. District buying decisions are not made in isolation.
Establish teams/committees 57.9% Team/committee leader 48.9% Supervise team's/committee's efforts 52.1% Team/committee member 59.4% Special project responsibility 36.2% Not involved with teams/committees 7.4% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Involvement in Purchases
Subscribers were asked how involved they are in the purchasing and approval process for specific categories of products and equipment. In each case, two-thirds or more play a role in the decision process.
Involved Not Involved Technology systems 91.0% 9% Curriculum 84.8% 15.2% Construction/renovation 64.0% 36.0% Security systems 68.7% 31.3% Note: Table made from bar graph.
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUYING POWER--ENORMOUS MARKETS
The readership read·er·ship
1. The readers of a publication considered as a group.
2. Chiefly British The office of a reader at a university. survey projected that the total 2006-2007 expenditures for purchasing goods and services across all districts reached by DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION magazine is $33.3 billion, which represents an enormous market. The following data present purchase priorities, average expenditures by category and district size, and the projected spending trends for the next two years.
K12 District Spending Trends
Over the past two years 71 percent of districts increased expenditures for products and services a total of 5.9 percent, excluding construction and renovation-related spending, and 13 percent have seen decreases. Similarly, projections for two years from now show 70 percent of districts increasing spending for products and services, and 11 percent projecting decreases.
% Respondents Compared to Expected 2 2 Yrs. ago Yrs. From Now Very significant increase (21% or more) 9.1 6.6 Significant increase (11 - 20%) 15.7 20.9 Increase (1 - 10%) 45.7 42.6 Subtotal, Increase 70.5 70.1 No change (0%) 16.6 18.5 Decrease (1 - 10%) 8.0 5.8 Significant decrease (11 - 20%) 3.8 4.1 Very significant decrease (21% or more) 1.1 1.5 Subtotal, Decrease 12.9 11.4 Total $1.00 $1.00 Net Average Overall Change $0.06 $0.06
Average Expenditures in Five Product Categories
Respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy. indicated their overall district's 2006-2007 expenditures for major areas of products and equipment. In each case, nine of ten districts are planning expenditures, led by spending for construction, technology and curriculum products/programs. These results were used to project the total expenditures in each category across all districts reached by District Administration magazine.
Average Expenditures in Five Product Categories % With Average '06/'07 Expenditures Expenditures Per District Technology 99.3 $577,100 Curriculum Products/ Programs 98.2 $423,500 Construction/ Renovation 86.1 $2,965,000 Security Products/ Equipment 84.6 $163,600 Personnel/ Administrative Products 87.4 $139,300
Combined District Expenditures on Products and Services
In the 2006-2007 school year, the average school district spent $4,840,000 on products and services, including construction and renovation-related spending.
Expenditures % of Respondents $0 0.2 Less than $500K 50.3 $500K - 749K 8.5 $750K - 999K 4.6 $1 mill. - 1.9mill. 7.6 $2 mill. - 2.9mill. 4.3 $3 mill. - 3.9 mill. 4.3 $4 mill. - 4.9 mill. 1.1 $5 mill. - 9.9mill. 6.9 $10 mill. - 19 mill. 5.1 $20 mill. - 29 mill. 1.8 $30 mill. - 39 mill. 1.3 $40 mill. - 49 mill. 1.1 $50 mill. or more 2.9 Average district expenditure: $4,840,000 District Purchase Priorities Subscribers listed their district purchasing priorities for the 2006-2007 school year. Half or more indicated that technology systems, curriculum products, and personnel/support/administrative products are current priorities. (This survey was conducted prior to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, and indications are that security spending is now a higher priority than indicated). Percentages refer to respondents. Technology systems 76.3% Curriculum products/programs 69.2% Personnel/support/administrative products 50.7% Security systems/equipment 39.6% Construction/renovation purchases 37.2% None of the above 3.4% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Average Expenditures by District Student Enrollment
Based on data from respondents, average expenditures were calculated across all school districts reached by District Administration. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Market Data Retrieval retrieval /re·triev·al/ (-tre´v'l) in psychology, the process of obtaining memory information from wherever it has been stored.
n. , at the time of the survey there were 14,328 districts in the U.S.
District Student Enrollment Less than 600 600-2,499 2,500-9,999 Technology: $219 mill. $779 mill. $1.33 bill. hardware, and software Curriculum Products/ $108 mill. $416 mill. $876 mill. Programs: books, software, teaching materials Construction/ $1.48 bill. $6.28 bill. $8.86 bill. Renovation/Remodeling: contractor services, building materials, windows, flooring, and heating/ventilating/ AC equipment Security Products/ $6.2 mill. $358 mill. $290 mill. Equipment: physical security, access control, and cyber security Personnel/Support/ $112 mill. $110 mill. $508 mill. Administrative Products/ Equipment: professional development programs and student records TOTALS $1.98 bill. $7.94 bill. $11.86 bill. District Student Enrollment 10,000 Total All or More Districts Technology: $1.99 bill. $4.32 bill. hardware, and software Curriculum Products/ $1.55 bill. $2.95 bill. Programs: books, software, teaching materials Construction/ $7.16 bill. $23.77 bill. Renovation/Remodeling: contractor services, building materials, windows, flooring, and heating/ventilating/ AC equipment Security Products/ $463 mill. $1.17 bill. Equipment: physical security, access control, and cyber security Personnel/Support/ $359 mill. $1.09 bill. Administrative Products/ Equipment: professional development programs and student records TOTALS $11.52 bill. $33.30 bill.
BRAND "BUILDERS" AND BRAND "BURNERS"
Within districts, DA subscribers are frequently responsible for the selection or rejection Rejection
Refusal by a bank to grant credit, usually because of the applicants financial history, or refusal to accept a security presented to complete a trade, usually because of a lack of proper endorsements or violation of rules of a firm. of brands of products, services and equipment. Of these, 96 percent were involved in decisions that led to the purchase of specific products, and 93 percent were involved in decisions that led to specific brands being rejected re·ject
tr.v. re·ject·ed, re·ject·ing, re·jects
1. To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of.
2. To refuse to consider or grant; deny.
3. . For example, in a three-month period, 60 percent of readers were involved in "burning" a specific brand.
% of Respondents Decision Decision Led to Led to Purchase Rejection Within the last month 48.7 38.7 Within the last 3 month 19.2 21.4 Within the last 6 months 11.9 11.6 Within the last 9 months 4.7 4.1 Within the last 12 months 8.8 10.6 Within the last 24 months 1.4 3.9 Longer than 24 months ago 1.6 3.1 Subtotal, Affecting Vendors 96.3 93.4 Never 3.7 6.7
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