ERIC Number: ED053839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
"Remote and Necessary": A Special Report to the Washington State Legislature by the Subcommittee on School Finance of the Joint Committee on Education.
Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
The special report reviews Washington's 1965 Apportionment Formula, which authorized the superintendent of public instruction to develop a weighting factor that would provide additional state funds for costs resulting from the operation of small districts judged by the state board of education as "remote and necessary." Actions on the Apportionment Formula taken by the 1965, the 1967, and the 1969 legislatures are discussed in the report as well as actions taken by the state board of education, which, in part, established the following criteria used in classifying small high schools: the assessed valuation per pupil, per-pupil costs, special levies passed by the district, number of students transported, topography, condition of roads, unusual weather conditions, distance to schools in neighboring districts, travel time, adequacy of alternate facilities, and quality of alternate programs. As noted, the state was expected to save approximately $883,000 during the second year of the 1969-71 biennium, with comparable savings in subsequent years, as a result of the weighting factor. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.