ERIC Number: ED330101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance at a Glance. [Revised.]
Verstegen, Deborah A.
As in previous years, this publication provides information on two dimensions of public education finance in the United States--raising and distributing education dollars. Information as reported by each of the 50 states is provided. The first section shows the current financing structure used in each state. In 1990, states generally reported four basic approaches--foundation programs, district power equalizing programs, combination approaches, or full state funding. Most states use a foundation program to support funding. Most states also account for special characteristics of students or school districts in their financing formulas, as shown in section 2. The third section reviews state provisions for capital outlay, debt service, and transportation, and the fourth section covers states' accommodation of differences among school districts for special student populations. The fifth section reports on state constitutional and statutory requirements related to school finance. Appendices provide additional educational finance information across the states. Appendix A shows the percent of federal, state, and local revenues for each state, along with average teacher salary and per pupil expenditure. Appendix B provides information on state support for nonpublic schools. Appendices C-F provide supplemental information on state weighting schemes used to allocate funding for special student populations, district and school size characteristics, and grade level differences. Appendix G furnishes school finance terms and notes. (MLH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Foundation Programs, Funding Formulas, Gifted, School Size, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Aid, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.