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ERIC Number: ED011138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE UPON SCHOOL COSTS, POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
SWANSON, AUSTIN D.
THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE UPON SCHOOL COSTS WAS INVESTIGATED. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT (1) THE SIZE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT POPULATION WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO POTENTIAL EFFICIENCY, (2) VERY SMALL OR VERY LARGE DISTRICTS WERE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY SIZE, AND (3) DISTRICTS WITH A TOTAL POPULATION BETWEEN 20 AND 50 THOUSAND WERE NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTED. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT (1) GENERAL AID FORMULA CHANGES BE KEPT WITHIN THE SHARED-COST PHILOSOPHY, (2) POORLY ORGANIZED DISTRICTS BE ELIMINATED THROUGH CONSOLIDATION, (3) INTERMEDIATE DISTRICTS BE DEVELOPED, (4) ARTIFICIAL PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS IN CITIES BE REMOVED OR ENLARGED, (5) EXISTING DENSITY CORRECTION BE REPLACED WITH THE LINDMAN POPULATION FACTOR, (6) HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT FACTOR BE REVIEWED, AND (7) SPECIAL AIDS AT 100 PERCENT OF PROGRAM COST BE APPLIED. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Western New York School Study Council.
Identifiers: New York (Buffalo)