ERIC Number: ED091805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Financing the Public Schools of Kentucky.
National Educational Finance Project, Gainsville, FL.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
To improve its cultural development, increase the economic efficiency of its public investment, and optimize equality of opportunity, Kentucky must introduce a new State school finance program. Such a program should provide for more efficient use of the public dollar, establish a framework wherein the public can measure school productivity, return enough educational decisionmaking to the local level to enhance community involvement in the schools, increase the State investment in education to maximize the public benefit, and equalize educational opportunity among all children of the state. Major advances have been made in the educational opportunities being provided for the public school children in Kentucky, but the finance law which was adequate for the 1950's and 1960's will not necessarily meet the needs of the 1970's and 1980's. Kentucky is not unique in this respect, for virtually every State is involved in a major study of its school finance program. An overview is presented of the principal technical studies which have been conducted as a part of Kentucky's search for methods to improve its school finance program. In each instance recommendations or conclusions have been developed based on the work of the Citizens Advisory Council, the reports submitted for each technical study, and the experience and professional judgment of the staff of the National Educational Finance Project. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Elementary Schools, Equalization Aid, Extended School Year, Finance Reform, Fiscal Capacity, Food Service, Foundation Programs, Productivity, Program Costs, School Organization, School Taxes, Secondary Schools, State Aid, Student Transportation, Tax Effort, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Educational Finance Project, Gainsville, FL.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky