ERIC Number: ED120963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Late Funding of Elementary and Secondary Education Programs. Final Report.
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Washington, DC.
This publication presents findings of a nationwide study of the impact of late or uncertain funding on elementary secondary educational programs funded by the U.S. Office of Education (USOE). Emphasis of the report is on detailed documentation of the problems created by current funding flow patterns to state and local education agencies. In phase one of the study, a catalog was prepared that provides detailed information on each USOE elementary and secondary program for fiscal year 1975. A discussion of the catalog is presented in section 3, and the complete catalog is presented in the appendix. Phase two involved a nationwide telephone survey of 20 state education agencies (SEAs) and 400 local education agencies (LEAs) to obtain structured evaluations of the impact of late and uncertain funding. The survey results, which are presented in section 4, were both quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed. In phase three, site visits were conducted at 10 SEAs and 24 LEAs to conduct more detailed interviews and to review program records. These results are presented in section 5. In addition, extensive interviews were conducted with representatives of congressional committee members and representatives of professional associations in education, as well as with USOE staff members. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Washington, DC.