ERIC Number: ED115715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Comparative Data in Eight Large City School Systems, FY 1974 and FY 1975.
Cooper, Mildred P.; Nelson, King
The purpose of this study is to collect, analyze, and report on statistics and program information relative to selected aspects of the overall budget and program of selected large city school systems. Furthermore, the intent is to isolate areas of variation in what is seemingly common operation and by means of adjustment, whether it be in the form of calculation or definition, provide for decision makers that data which may be compared. The school systems included are seven large city school systems with characteristics similar to those of the public schools of the District of Columbia. The eight systems reported are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Milwaukee, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The study began in August 1974 with requests to each of the participants for copies of school system and city budgets for fiscal years 1974 and 1975. The report is organized into four substudies, each dealing with a major area of high priority interest to the public schools of the District of Columbia. Expenditures per pupil, the subject of Substudy 1, and staffing, the subject of Substudy 2, are key indicators of the level and allocation of resources within each school system. Substudy 3, dealing with special education, and Substudy 4, dealing with capital outlay programs, look at two specific areas of importance in current planning and budget efforts. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Expenditure per Student, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, School District Spending, School Districts, Special Education, Staff Utilization, Surveys, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia