ERIC Number: ED370230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance and Facilities Study.
Kawakami, Alice J., Ed.
Research Summary Series, v1 n1 Apr 1994
This document presents findings of a Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL) study on the status of school finance and facilities in the 10 entities of the Pacific region served by PREL--American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. School finance and facilities data were collected by a group of 14 Pacific educators for the school years 1990-91 and 1991-92, respectively. Findings indicate that overall, 68 percent or more of education funds are from local funds. For the region as a whole, 68 percent of expenditures go to salaries and benefits. Per pupil expenditures vary widely among the entities. Approximately 30 percent of the schools have no drinkable water; 40 percent have no electricity. Using a minimum standard of 25 points, the schools received a mean score of about 14. Finally, educational funding often receives low priority. Recommendations are made to identify education as a priority, develop a comprehensive plan, and develop regional strategies to secure funding. Three figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Regional Laboratories, School Support
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.