ERIC Number: ED334641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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West Virginia State Budgeting for Education.
County school districts in West Virginia are facing a funding crisis. Significant outmigration resulting in decreased school enrollment has caused the state legislature to change the state school aid formula, forcing school districts to lay off large numbers of low-seniority employees. The state legislature's perception that public schools are overstaffed, as well as insufficient property taxation and a statewide economic downturn make it unlikely that school funding will change in the next few years. Tables and graphs showing budget information, number of reductions because of layoffs, and administrator-to-student ratio comparisons are included. (8 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: West Virginia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).