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ERIC Number: ED077117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 48
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The Cost of Educational Operation: The Traditional School Year Vs. the Year-round School.
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Div. of Research, Planning, and Development.
The study reported here was concerned with providing information regarding the relative cost of operating the traditional 9-month school in comparison with the "45-15" plan of year-round school operation. It was found that the year-round school has apparently slowed the rising per pupil cost that generally accompanies school operation from year to year. Although there has been no real dollar savings per pupil, the "45-15" year-round school plan has resulted in a smaller increase in cost per pupil (1970-71) as compared to the increase between the two previous years (1968-69 and 1969-70). This trend holds for the cost per pupil in the self-contained classroom and special subject program areas but not for the departmentalized programs. With regard to teacher salaries, the findings indicate that there is a definite increase in teacher salary cost per pupil accompanying the "45-15" plan. This increase, however, seems to be overshadowed by decreases in other elements. There appear to be decreases in per pupil cost in (1) supplies and equipment, (2) other instructional costs, (3) principals' salaries, (4) guidance and counseling, and (5) operations and maintenance. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Div. of Research, Planning, and Development.