ERIC Number: ED236781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Financing Schooling in Alberta: Report of the Minister's Task Force on School Finance, 1982.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Reporting on school financing in Alberta, the 1982 Task Force presents its conclusions and recommendations. These are based on the evaluation of finance plans in terms of the following stated principles: educational equality and financial equity, educational program and school finance, leadership, diversity of revenue sources, and local control. The Task Force, concerned with the issues of adequacy of funding and reducing the complexity of funding programs, concluded that there is a need for local access to a broader financial resource base and that the province should set a goal to improve four grant areas: small school assistance grant, small school jurisdiction grant, declining enrollment grant, and supplementary requisition equalization grant. The Task Force also found that there is no acceptable definition of "basic education" and suggested an operational definition. It recommended further study of leadership and found no acceptable tax source for new revenue raising for school boards. The Task Force concluded that provincial controls on school board supplementary requisitions are inappropriate and recommended changes to simplify grant formulas while specifying that the grant purposes should still be fulfilled. The report includes a selected bibliography and three appendixes. (MD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Boards of Education, Categorical Aid, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Evaluation, Grants, School Support, Special Education, Special Programs, State Aid, Tax Allocation
Publications, Alberta Education, Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 168-169.