ERIC Number: ED177695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Policy Guide to Weighted Pupil Education Finance Systems: Some Emerging Practical Advice.
Leppert, Jack; Routh, Dorothy
This publication is intended to provide policy-makers, educators, and concerned citizens with a practical introduction to pupil weighting systems--what they can accomplish, what factors must be taken into account as they are developed, and what problems can hamper their implementation. Pupil weighting systems are alternative approaches to funding the special needs of students. They establish formulas based on the relative costs of serving different types of students. Research presented in this report is based on interviews with over 200 policy-makers and educators in Florida, New Mexico, and Utah and on examination of five years of data from each of these states. The major divisions of the guidebook discuss what policy-makers expect from weighting, provide answers to the most common questions about weighting, and review problems of implementation. An overview of the larger, technical report that serves as the basis for this guide is presented at the end. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New Mexico; Utah