When creating the budget, students and staff come first. The General Purpose School Budget Fund has approximate expenditures of $22,000,000, and of that, 93.1% is allocated for instruction of K-12 students and support services for educators. Per pupil expenditure is $9,537, which is 1.7% higher than the state average. In the last ten years, enrollment has grown by 25% and per pupil spending has increased by 17%. During that time, ECS has increased its total net position by 75% and its net investment in capital assets by 148%. There have been no major audit findings in the last decade. State funding represents 63% of total revenues and reserves. Community members and school support organizations have graciously donated millions for various projects in recent years.