ERIC Number: ED430304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Balance Sheet for Catholic Elementary Schools: 1997 Income and Expenses.
Kealey, Robert J.
This report provides an overview of the Catholic elementary education. The instrument used to survey the schools was a 100-item questionnaire, which was based on an instrument used in a study of Catholic elementary-school finances in prior years. The questionnaire had four main parts: school demographics, financing, compensation, and special issues. Findings were based on 685 responding schools, and the results are divided into four parts. The first section examines income and pays particular attention to tuition, cost of materials, parish subsidies, fund-raising, and endowment funds. The next chapter looks at expenses, specifically per-pupil costs and salaries of principals, teachers, and other personnel. The third section discusses special issues, with an overview of prekindergarten and kindergarten programs, extended-day programs, day-care program, technology, school-lunch programs, summer school, school uniforms, and other issues. The last section dwells on respondents' comments on fund-raising, development, management procedures, and parental involvement. Some of the highlights from the survey include average tuition, average per-pupil costs, average salaries for a lay principal and for a teacher, types of tuition aid, and the percentage of schools with a kindergarten program. An appendix features the survey form and a list of schools that responded. (RJM)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student, Lay People, Lay Teachers, National Surveys, Preschool Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, School Personnel, School Uniforms, Summative Evaluation
National Catholic Educational Association, Publications Dept., 1077 30th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852; Web site: http://www.ncea.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1995 report, see ED 410 690.