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ERIC Number: ED381932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
District Revenues and Student Poverty: Implications for Special Education Resources and Services.
Chambers, Jay G.; And Others
CSEF Brief, n5 Spr 1995
This brief discusses issues of school finance equity as they relate to resources and services provided to special education students. It uses information obtained from a recent study of Chapter 1, which examined educational resources and expenditures in 95 elementary schools in 30 school districts across 5 states. The schools had students with high and low levels of poverty in districts with high and low levels of revenue. The findings indicate that district revenues do translate into differences in services for all students. For special education students, these differences are reflected in student-teacher/aide ratios, expenditures for self-contained versus resource room instruction, and speech and physical therapy services. Data reported cover the following areas: per student expenditures, general instruction expenditures, administration and support personnel, special education services, and special education staffing. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. Center for Special Education Finance.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For the full report on which this brief is based, see ED 364 630.