ERIC Number: ED236783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Schooling in Alberta. Report of the Minister's Task Force on School Finance. Addendum.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This report begins with a response by the Minister of Education to the 1982 Alberta Task Force Report. He questioned two of the report's key recommendations: (1) increasing the provincial share of schooling costs to 85 percent and (2) removing provincial controls on school board supplementary requisitions. He asked the Task Force to reconvene and consider the questions he raised. The remainder of this report is their reply. Reaffirming the recommendations in the 1982 report, the Task Force responded specifically to the minister's questions and concluded that (1) an 85/15 cost share ratio represents a long term goal achievable by methods outlined in the reply, (2) the province's annual education budget should not be a fixed proportion of whatever Alberta school boards choose to spend, (3) some regulation of local supplementary requisitions is acceptable, (4) provincial "financial" control should be effected through the use of guidelines, and (5) the definition of an educational plan translatable into financial terms may be desirable. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada