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ERIC Number: ED168127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Part 5: Impact Aid. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on H.R. 15 (June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, 1977).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains testimony, prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials submitted during six days of hearings held in June, 1977. Under consideration was a five-year extension of the Impact Aid program that compensates school districts for educating children who are in an area as a result of federal activities. Primarily, the program compensates for the loss in tax base of federal property. William L. Stormer, program director, reviewed the status of the Impact Aid program, especially as it was amended by the Education Amendments of 1974, and testified concerning the complexities of the law and the resulting major administrative problems. James D. Martin testified on the findings of an assessment by the General Accounting Office of the Impact Aid program. Subsequent testimony was from parents and officials from impacted area schools concerning their problems with suggestions for amendments to the law. Also discussed were disaster assistance provisions, and schools totally paid by the U.S. Office of Education under the Impact Aid laws but which are administered by other federal agencies, with special emphasis on problems existing at Fort Buchanan in Puerto Rico. Further testimony focused on the provision of the Impact Aid laws affecting children from federally assisted low rent housing units, handicapped children of military parents, and Indian children. (MLF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Computer Programs, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Employees, Hearings, Military Personnel, Property Taxes, School Accounting, School Districts
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.