ERIC Number: ED154051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Educationally Disadvantaged Youth; A Report to the Legislature as Recommended by the Supplementary Report Relating to the Budget Bill, 1976-77 Fiscal Year.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report presents the California State Department of Education's response to requests from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for the following information: (1) a data base comprised of different indices of educational need such as pupil achievement, pupil social and economic characteristics, and school district wealth characteristics; (2) alternative formulas for distributing funds to school districts on the basis of pupils' educational needs; and (3) estimates of the impact of the availability of other state and federal categorical aids on the level of funding needed by districts. Section I describes the background to efforts in compensatory education; a set of nine principles as a means of judging alternative proposals to the current resource allocation system; and a description of how the Department will proceed in developing specific alternatives, along with recommendations to the Legislature. Section II describes the components of the Educational Needs and Fiscal Data Bases. Section III briefly analyzes how the data bases might be used to examine the major issues involved in developing a new allocation system for the disadvantaged. A second type of analysis employs both data bases to describe the relationship between indicators of need and funding sources. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.