ERIC Number: ED234486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Education Finance in Oregon. Technical Report No. 2.
Barney (Don) & Associates, Portland, OR.; Chastain Economic Consulting, Salem, OR.
The second in a series of four technical reports, this study surveys public education finance in Oregon by focusing on the appropriations for education out of state revenues, on the role of property tax levies for local government support of schools, and on the funding and expenditures at each level of the state's public education. An outline of revenues and expenditures from the state's General Fund and other state revenue sources shows the extent of state support for education. The heavy reliance of Oregon school districts on local property taxes is explained through the types of property taxes levied and the methods of computing tax rates. The respective revenue sources and major expenditures of each component of public education are then examined, with salient features of the finance system highlighted for each level. A summary comparison of data from each sector focuses on the relative levels of appropriation, enrollment, state appropriations per student, school expenditures per student, and state support of operating expenditures. Tables provide figures on state and local tax revenues, state expenditures for educational programs, and overall educational revenue and expenditure at each level of public education. (JW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Public Education, State Aid, State Colleges, State School District Relationship, State Universities, Statewide Planning
Foundation for Oregon Research and Education, 1708 S. W. Columbia Street, Portland, OR 97201 (not available separately; set of four Technical Reports on Financing Public Education in Oregon available for $20.00 per set; see EA 016 071-074).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: Foundation for Oregon Research and Education, Portland.
Authoring Institution: Barney (Don) & Associates, Portland, OR.; Chastain Economic Consulting, Salem, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 070-074.