ERIC Number: ED177698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Money and Education: A Guide to Rhode Island School Finance.
McMaster, Donald; Sinkin, Judy G.
This handbook is one in a series prepared for use at workshops designed to help teachers, administrators, and legislators understand and deal with the intricacies of school finance equalization plans in their states. Rhode Island's education finance plan is discussed in this particular book. Chapter 1 discusses how Rhode Island's plan undertakes its equalization objective--namely, how state aid is distributed to make up for the differences among districts in needs, demands, and abilities to pay. A step-by-step calculation of a district's basic pupil allowance is outlined, and exercises for understanding the state aid formulas are provided. Chapter 2 evaluates the impact of the state's finance plan by discussing the way the plan addresses disparities both in the raising and in the distribution of resources for education. Property wealth, tax effort, and expenditures among Rhode Island school districts are also reviewed, and tables are provided throughout. The end of the report includes appendices with additional information and an answer key to the exercises. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Group.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island