ERIC Number: ED357500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Fair Share. A Report to State Senator James L. Seward, Assembly Minority Leader Clarence D. Rappleyea, Assembly Deputy Minority-Leader Michael F. Nozzolio.
Michael S. Barile, Ed.; And Others
This report describes inequities in the current school-funding process for the Auburn Enlarged City School District. Data were analyzed from two studies that compared the Auburn district to 10 other New York districts with similar enrollments or full value. Findings indicate that wide disparities exist among the districts with regard to teacher-student ratios and property taxes. These outcomes were caused by state formulas that produced greater reliance on local property tax as a source of revenue--freezing the operating-aid ceiling per pupil, restricting full-value growth, providing high tax aid to unqualified districts, and waiving the education law. Suggestions are made to start over, establish a commission to examine educational funding, revise the formulas, and implement radical ideas based on the Texas formula, i.e.: (1) collect $5 per thousand of full value at state level, place in an educational trust and redistribute according to formulas; (2) collect $5 per thousand of full value at BOCES level and redistribute according to formulas, Twenty-four exhibits are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Enlarged City School District, NY.