As seen on this chart, commonalities were found between ACSA regions in regards to total budget changes. More schools in Canada and the East Central region showed total budget increases, on the whole, than the other five regions and reported no decreases more than –6%.
The West Central and the Mid-Atlantic regions also show similar patterns in the distribution of schools reporting increases, decreases, and no changes. Most schools in both regions reported no change in their total budget and showed smaller and more even increases and decreases at all other levels.
Other research findings show the Northeast and West region as the only locations where the most significant increase is reported (more than +6%). Schools in the Gulf showed the greatest segment of decreases more than -6%.