ERIC Number: ED212045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Measure of Local Effort, 1981-82.
Three lengthy tables and four charts present information on the 1981-82 planned tax effort of each of Pennsylvania's 501 school districts and 67 counties. The tax effort, or "equalized mills," equals each district's budgeted taxes divided by its projected 1981 market value. The report gives a brief illustration of how the tax effort helps establish, through a mathematical formula, each district's basic instruction subsidy from the state for the following year. Included in the tables and charts are data on market value, equalized mills, district and county tax effort rankings, aggregate statewide school taxes from 1977 through 1982, and income from real estate, utility, and per-capita taxes. The data show that real estate taxes account for over 78 percent of budgeted school taxes and that total school district taxes rose to $2.7 billion in 1981-82, almost 9 percent higher than in 1980-81. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.
Identifiers: Counties; Pennsylvania; State Aid Formulas
Note: Portions of tables may reproduce poorly due to broken print in original document.