ERIC Number: ED023150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Board Members, the Public, and Fiscal Welfare of School Districts.
Vincent, William S.
IAR-Research Bulletin, v8 n1 p1-6 Nov 1967
The ways in which the following three factors influence a large-city school district's "fiscal performance" are investigated: (1) The educational and occupational status of school board members, (2) the effect of public vote on the budget, and (3) the effect of the size of the school district. A regression of certain budget approval variables, school district size, and wealth and characteristics of school board members was run on 14 measures of fiscal performance for a sample of 529 school districts. Some general conclusions include: (1) The conditions which the legislatures impose upon the local districts influence local fiscal policy, (2) state regulations concerning the process of budget approval affect the fiscal capability of school districts, (3) the influence of school district size has not been clarified, (4) tax limitation combined with fiscal performance hampers the school district's ability to compete economically with other agencies relying upon public support, and (5) a form of fiscal dependence without tax limitation appears to be the best present method of regulating the fiscal powers of large-city school boards. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.