ERIC Number: ED246536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-13
Reference Count: 0
State Assistance to Financially Distressed School Districts.
Costerison, Dennis L.
A national survey revealed that 13 states have created legislation to assist financially distressed schools. Focusing on two states, Indiana and Pennsylvania, the report outlines different methods they have developed to deal with financially distressed schools. In Pennsylvania a distressed school district is taken over by the state, whereas in Indiana the state approves remedies from local sources of revenue with limited controls. In Illinois a 1982 study attempted to determine commonality of problems in troubled districts. A list is also provided of the methods states have chosen to use with schools experiencing financial difficulties. An analysis of schools with financial difficulties in Ohio found that no single factor is responsible. The report lists 33 factors contributing to financial difficulties. A table listing each state's response in appended. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Ohio; Pennsylvania