ERIC Number: ED441289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
How Are California's Education Dollars Spent? EdFact.
EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
School spending decisions are made locally in California, mostly by the leaders in each school district. In making these decisions, local districts have to comply with the provisions of local collective bargaining contracts with employee unions and with state and federal regulations regarding how some money must be spent. An analysis of school expenditures statewide indicates that, on average, the state's education dollars are being used to support teachers and students. The increase in funds allocated to personnel at all levels was roughly proportional to the total increase in spending. The most dramatic rise in expenditures was for books, supplies, and equipment. This report provides a summary of the most recent data (1997-98) on how K-12 education dollars are spent in California. After several years of recession in the early 1990's, the state's economy was again growing and California was reducing class sizes in K-3 classrooms and increasing its investment in instructional materials. (DFR)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Performance Factors, Public Schools, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California