ERIC Number: ED364988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Pacific Region School Finance and Facilities Study.
Kawakami, Alice J., Ed.
A study of school financing and facilities was conducted in the 10 American-affiliated Pacific entities of the United States. Data were collected from public departments of education in 9 of 10 entities served by the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL): American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. School finance data was collected for the 1991 fiscal year, and school facilities data were collected from 1991 through 1992. The study found a wide range in the financing of schools in the region as well as in the availability and condition of school facilities. School financing varied with political status and economic infrastructure. Per pupil expenditures ranged from $580 to $4,300. The facilities study included 328 schools in American Samoa and Micronesia. Only 8.5 percent of 280 schools surveyed outside Hawaii met minimum standards for basic school safety, sanitation, and provisions for maintenance. The need for increased funding in Pacific schools will continue and more money will be needed as local resources are stretched further. Appendices A-F include school finance instrument, availability of school facilities instrument, condition of school facilities, Hawaii school finance information, CNMI school facilities information, and entity background information. (JPT)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.