ERIC Number: ED188307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
Model of School Finance. School Finance Project Working Paper #3. Attachment B.
Phelps, James L.; And Others
This paper, one of three related documents, explains a model for school finance in Michigan. First, it analyzes where school districts get their money and how they spend it. Next, it details a financial model that identifies the factors related to staff adequacy levels, estimates the strength of those factors, offers ideas for the components of a policy regarding school funding, and estimates the impact of a possible policy alternative. The paper concludes that the model can be improved in three areas. Salary data can be refined and brought up to date. More factors contributing to staff adequacy levels can be identified. Finally, the model can be observed over time to see if it consistently predicts school district behavior. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan