ERIC Number: ED340123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
MacPhail-Wilcox, Bettye; Anthony, Pat
One Supreme Court decision, seven federal appellate decisions, and two district court decisions were published in the area of school finance in 1990. The Supreme Court reviewed a case concerning allegations of school district segregation, along with an ensuing tax assessment issue. Federal appellate courts handed down decisions involving alleged violations of federal antitrust acts, the supplanting of state and local funds with federal funds, liability insurance payments, payments of costs covered by federal legislation, school district ownership of forfeited property, and alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act. State courts litigated cases involving school fees, payment of tuition, the use of tax revenues for settlement of liability cases, construction contract disputes, and bidding violations. Cases discussed in this chapter fall under three major topics: (1) public funds for private schools; (2) sources and allocations of public school funds; and (3) school tax issues. (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Courts, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Private School Aid, Public Schools, School District Spending, School Funds, School Law, School Taxes, State Aid, State Legislation, Tax Allocation
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Supreme Court
Note: In: Thomas, Stephen B., Ed. The Yearbook of Education Law, 1991, p168-188. (See EA 023 549).