ERIC Number: ED239412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
State, Local, and Federal Financing for Illinois Public Schools, 1983-1984. Revised.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
The sources and amounts of funds available for Illinois pre-kindergarten through post-secondary educational programs are explained in this monograph. The publication contains a summary of fiscal year 1984 appropriations and fiscally related legislation, as well as a brief explanation of state revenues and sources of local revenues. Chapter 1 describes state legislative appropriations for the distribution of funds to local school districts. Chapter 2 presents federal education programs, citing the legislation and briefly describing resulting programs, their intended participants, and the funding allocated or expected. Among these are programs directed to aid children categorized as educationally deprived, handicapped, migrant, refugee, or neglected and delinquent. Programs for bilingual education, school breakfast and lunch, vocational education, and adult education are also summarized. Chapter 3 summarizes the state legislation that relates to property tax and to school district accounting. Chapter 4 presents school management practices that include levying procedures, tax rate limitations, interfund transfers, purchasing, and short-term and long-term borrowing. Chapter 5 contains activities of the Illinois Financial Accounting Committee and the Public School Finance Project. Nine appendixes include a recommended reading list for school finance, a glossary, sample computation sheets, and funding levels of districts at various wealth levels. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.