ERIC Number: ED185672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Superintendents' Reactions to School Finance in Alberta.
Richards, Donald M.
The purpose of this paper was to report on the system of school finance in the province of Alberta. The first part of the paper consists of an outline of the legal framework in the Canadian constitution, a descriptlon of the current school finance plan, and a summary of a 1979 study of the plan. The bulk of the document concerns a survey of 94 school superintendents concerning their views on (1) the school foundation program fund, (2) the school grants regulations, (3) the property tax, and (4) the entire school finance system. Tbe survey revealed a strength of the system to be its provision for the implementation of a basic provincial educational plan. Weaknesses in the system were related to tax equity and local autonomy. Other issues discussed include the Heritage Savings Trust Fund and grants to private schools. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (San Dlego, CA, March 16-18, 1980).