ERIC Number: ED305733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance at a Glance.
Verstegen, Deborah A.
The information supplied in this report focuses on the school finance systems of each state. The report is divided into five sections and then subdivided by each individual state. First, the basic formula of school finance systems is briefly described. Second, the special characteristics of schools/school districts considered by school finance systems are described in terms of density/sparsity and declining enrollment or growth. Third, assistance for capital outlay and transportation is reported, and, fourth, assistance for special student populations. Fifth, state constitutional and statutory requirements related to school finance are described. Appended are (1) key education statistics; (2) state support for nonpublic schools; (3) review of pupil weights in compensatory education and special education; (4) district/school size and grade level differences; and (5) a glossary of school finance terms. (SI)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Compensatory Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Financial Support, Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, School District Size, School District Spending, School Size, Special Education, Transportation
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 (Stock No. SF-88-1; $8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
Note: Paper prepared for The School Finance Collaborative, a joint effort of the Educational Commission of the States and the National Conference of State Legislatures.