ERIC Number: ED397470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Current Conditions in Washington State School Finance.
Plecki, Margaret L.
Washington State assumes full responsibility for funding a basic education program for K-12 public schools. Full funding of basic education includes special education programs, transitional bilingual programs, remediation-assistance programs, and certain pupil transportation costs. This paper describes conditions in Washington State school finance as of April 1996. The paper presents a breakdown of state, federal, and local revenues; capital outlay and debt service; revenue distribution; limitations of taxation, expenditures, and revenue growth; and voter support of a Maintenance and Operations levy. Taxes comprise 96 percent of Washington's general fund revenues; the largest source of tax revenue is the retail sales and use tax. Approximately 95 percent of state general-fund revenues for K-12 schools are allocated for basic education. Federal revenue accounts for approximately 6 percent of total operating revenue in the state. One figure and two tables are included. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Washington