ERIC Number: ED031738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Guidance Services in Ohio Secondary Schools. A Study of NDEA--Participating Schools, 1965-1966.
Hopfengardner, Jerrold D.; And Others
Literature seldom alludes to the topic of appropriate expenditures for guidance services. A study was conducted of 404 of the 405 Ohio public school districts that participated in the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) of 1958, Title V-A program for reimbursement for guidance and counseling during the 1965-1966 academic year. Data was available on guidance programs from NDEA applications and affidavits. Conclusions of this study were: (1) a total of 1,611 counselors in Ohio qualified for reimbirsement under NDEA during the 1965-1966 academic year, (2) the state mean pupil-counselor ratio was 421.89/1, (3) the mean State counselor's salary was $9,623 and (4) a positive correlation was found to exist between school enrollment and cost of guidance per pupil. Recommendations listed for further studies in this area are: (1) non NDEA schools should also be studied, (2) size-cost-quality factors affecting the operation of school guidance programs should be studied, and (3) administrators should study their individual programs to determine costs. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Guidance Programs
Division of Guidance and Testing, Ohio Department of Education, 751 Northwest Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (No Price is Quoted).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Guidance and Testing.