ERIC Number: ED165220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Administration of Public Laws 81-874 & 81-815. Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education, Sept. 30, 1977. (Appendix A of the Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Education, Fiscal Year 1977.)
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Public Laws 81-815 and 81-874 were enacted in 1950 to assist school districts financially burdened as a result of certain federal activities. Under Public Law 81-874, payments for maintenance and operation of local schools are authorized when local revenues are reduced by the federal acquisition of real property, when the district provides education to children who reside on federal property, or when there is a sudden increase in school attendance due to federal activities. Under Public Law 81-815 federal financial assistance is authorized for school construction in districts having substantial enrollment increases due to federal activities. In 1965 both laws were amended to include federal disaster assistance to schools. The bulk of this report is made up of tables detailing the administration of both laws since 1951 with an emphasis on 1977. Tables for P.L. 81-874 show such data as applications submitted, appropriations, entitlements, payments, expenditures, number of children eligible for payment, and payments for transportation, custodial, and maintenance services. Tables for P.L. 81-815 show such figures as appropriations, per pupil construction costs, applications, projects approved, and numbers of classrooms provided. The last table shows federal funds reserved for disaster assistance for fiscal years 1966-77 and 1977. The data indicate substantial program growth since the laws were enacted. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, School Construction, School Districts, School Maintenance, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01886-1; $5.50)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.