ERIC Number: ED306405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Costs of Occupational and General Education, Grades 9-12 in Nevada.
Smith, David Lawson
A study compared statewide per-student costs of providing occupational and academic education in Nevada in grades 9-12. The variables compared were teacher salaries, consumable supplies, equipment, and maintenance and repairs. Results indicated that it cost Nevada 62.98 percent more to provide these educational services to the occupational student than to the academic student. Teacher salaries and benefits averaged $2,796.13 per full-time equivalent (FTE) occupational student compared to $1,791.46 per FTE academic student. Expenditures for consumable supplies, equipment, and equipment repair and maintenance averaged $261.47 per FTE occupational student compared to $84.60 per FTE academic student. Findings paralleled previous research showing a substantial added cost per student for providing occupational education services and supported the proposal for establishing a stable source of funding support to provide for the additional costs of Nevada's occupational education programs in grades 9-12. (An illustration of additional funding to cover the added costs of occupational programs statewide is provided using the per-pupil allocations from the Nevada Distributive School Fund. The instrument is appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada