ERIC Number: ED208586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Rossmiller, Richard A.
The major issues surrounding the financing of schools cluster in three areas: the use of public money in private and parochial schools, the sources and allocation of public school funds, and the ability to raise school taxes. Although the number of cases dealing with religion declined, there were cases concerning the use of public money to provide Comprehensive Employment Training Act workers, auxiliary services, and student transportation to sectarian and religious schools. The majority of the cases concerning the allocation of funds dealt with conflicts arising over the placement, treatment, and costs of the education of handicapped children. Cases arose in which parents initiated litigation to recover costs of placing their children in private institutions and in which a state sought to obtain the costs of treatment from parents who were able to pay. The tax cases frequently dealt with disputes over tax collection methods, assessments, elections, and the use of tax revenues. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Federal Aid, Federal Courts, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, School Taxes, Special Programs, State Aid, State Church Separation, State Courts, Students
Not available separately; See EA 014 158.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 6 of "Yearbook of School Law, 1981" (EA 014 158); For related documents, see EA 014 159-165.