ERIC Number: ED436030
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Publication Date: 1999
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School-Based Financing. Twentieth Annual Yearbook of the American Education Finance Association, 1999.
Goertz, Margaret E., Ed.; Odden, Allan, Ed.
This book addresses the critical issues and challenges facing state and district policymakers as they work to develop school-based funding policies and related resource data systems. The text is divided into three sections. The first section provides a conceptual overview of the different issues involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating school-based funding policies. Its three chapters discuss a framework for thinking about how financial decision making might be defined, outline the complexities in delegating more fiscal authority to school sites, and detail how efficiency should be measured in K-12 education. The three chapters in section 2 describe school-based financing systems in English-speaking democracies around the world. This section outlines issues that arose in the early years of the implementation of school-finance reform, the experiences of Victoria, Australia, with school-based financing, and how one school system managed the delegation of significant management and budgetary authority. The book concludes with a look at how schools, school districts, and states in the United States allocate and use financial resources. School-based funding formulas in five large districts in North America, the emergence of performance-based budgeting, and how reforming schools actually use educational dollars are discussed in this section. (Includes an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Performance Based Assessment, School Based Management, School District Spending, School Policy
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