ERIC Number: ED243239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Title I Budget Cuts on Local Allocation Decisions: Some Patterns from Past and Current Practices. A Special Report from the Title I District Practices Study.
Using data from a study of local practices under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), this paper focuses on budget-related decisions in districts that experienced either level funding or significant budget cuts from 1978 to 1982. Following a general discussion of the allocation of Title I funds, the author examines the effects of Title I budget changes on services to children in public and nonpublic schools and on specific grades and subjects. Findings indicate that (1) Title I funds to instruction tend to decline in proportion to overall budget reductions, (2) the number of children served by Title I programs tends to parallel the percentage change in the budget, (3) the percentage change in the number of schools served tends not to be as pronounced as budget changes, and (4) administrators tend to maintain services to the elementary grades and to provide reading services by cutting early childhood and secondary programs and math and other services. The study concludes by encouraging research into the effects of Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, which has superseded Title I since its passage in 1981. (JBM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgeting, Compensatory Education, Curriculum, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Instruction, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Retrenchment, School District Spending
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 733-741.