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Health Care Costs Account for Nearly 10% of School District Budgets, Almost $900 Per Student, Survey Reveals - This press release reports findings from a July 2005 survey of Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International members on the rising cost of health care. Respondents listed rising health-care costs as their biggest concern, 94% either agreed or strongly agreed that the cost of providing health care to their district employees was rising faster than district revenues and 68% either agreed or strongly agreed that the rising costs have negatively affected the ability of their district to provide academic services to students. Also available online are complete results of the survey. (ASBO International, July 2005)...

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