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ERIC Number: ED084703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 62
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An Analysis of Senate Bill 72: School Finance Program in Utah.
Furse, Bernarr S.
This paper provides background information relating to a school finance reform movement in Utah and describes the passage of a 1973 bill that provides a power equalizing system to redistribute excess revenue from local taxes in combination with State uniform school funds for a guaranteed program to all districts. The law should bring the level of expenditure in the less affluent districts up to the level of the more affluent districts, provide for additional increases in all districts, provide extra support in those districts that have higher cost per student than the average, and relieve all students up through high school of any requirement to pay special fees or charges for their education. The paper describes the law's provisions for raising local school revenues for current operations and for capital outlay and debt service, for local property tax administration, and for property tax relief. The principal State aid program is described in detail along with the program's effect on selected districts. The document concludes with a discussion of the new law's legal implications. (Author/DN)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. School Finance Study Unit.
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Identifiers - Location: Utah