ERIC Number: ED238151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Public School Finance Project. Technical Advisory Panel Report. A Comprehensive System for Financing Illinois Public Education.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
To determine adequate, fair, and efficient methods of public school finance for the state of Illinois, this study collected and synthesized data on state revenues collected in 1980-81 and distributed to school districts in 1981-82. Researchers examined current alternative methods of distributing state and federal funds to Illinois public schools (including the current categories of aid formulas and means of computing districts' fiscal needs and capacities), the six current options in generating revenue, and the most feasible plans for streamlining school finance options to meet the problems of local districts. Following project consultants' options and responses to proposed alternatives, the project findings are condensed into three categories reflecting current practice and recommendations: distribution of state and federal funds, generation of revenues, and management of resources. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.