ERIC Number: ED250792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Public School Finance Project: State Superintendent's Preliminary School Finance Reform Recommendations. Resource and Background Materials.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Preliminary recommendations of the state superintendent's office are presented in part I of this report on Illinois school finance reform. The recommendations are grouped under four areas: (1) distribution of state funds (with eight recommendations), (2) generation of revenues (with six recommendations), (3) management resources (with six recommendations), and (4) additional research needed (with four recommendations). A 55-page attachment to the preliminary recommendations gives an overview of the Resource Cost Model (RCM) and outlines the specific components of the model. The RCM is the major factor in the finance reform program. Part II of the report presents the components of the RCM and its process and application to Illinois public school finance. The RCM measures the full range of variations in educational costs across the state school districts and uses a process of specifying and costing out the resources required to provide educational services. Also included in part II are an analysis of small school districts, an analysis of the impact of poverty concentration on school districts, and a report on the RCM data collection efforts. (MD)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Costs, Data Collection, Educational Administration, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Instructional Student Costs, Purchasing, School Accounting, School District Spending, School Taxes, State Aid, State Federal Aid, Student Costs, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers: Cost of Education Indexes; Illinois; Resource Cost Model