ERIC Number: ED430283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-5
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the School District Finance and Quality Performance Act and the School District Capital Improvements State Aid Program (as Amended through 1998).
Barrett, Ben F.
This paper summarizes the main provisions of Kansas' School District Finance and Quality Performance Act (SDFQP). The paper discusses state financial aid and how this is affected by decreasing enrollment, program weight, low-enrollment weight, correlation weight, transportation weight, at-risk pupil weight, school-facilities weight, and ancillary school-facilities weight. The paper describes the effects of local efforts on school financing and outlines local-effort amounts, district general funds, contingency reserve funds, and other special funds. The paper also focuses on local-option budgets, particularly revenue and balances, and how these budgets influence school spending. Other issues covered here include special taxing authority for operating costs associated with the opening of new facilities, state-funding sources for the SDFQP, adjustment for overpayments and underpayments, and expenditure caps. Attention is also focused on school reform, such as the accreditation of schools, academic standards and assessments, school-site councils, the public-education performance report card, and a study of the impact of the school accreditation system. The paper likewise examines the SDFQP committee, a 16-member committee charged with monitoring implementation and operation of the SDFQP system, the school-district capital improvements state aid program, and other matters. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Legislative Research Dept., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas