ERIC Number: ED457668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance Primer: A Taxpayer's Guide to Public School Finance. Arizona Education Analysis.
Hunter, Michael; Gifford, Mary
This guide introduces and updates information on the Arizona public school finance system. It is intended to promulgate a wider understanding of public school finance. It includes tables and figures listing revenue support trends and regulations. Topics cover school district financing prior to 1980, the "bucket-of-need" analysis of Arizona's equalized system for facility maintenance and operation, state aid, K-12 finance reform and Arizona's "equalized" system, and expenditures outside the budget limits. The guide also addresses the truth about taxation, offers recommendations on expenditures outside the school district budget limits, discusses funding issues for school construction and renovation, and explains charter school financing and revenue generation. The guide includes a glossary of terms and acronyms. Appendices contain a taxpayer commitment table and a description of the Arizona Tax Research Association. (GR)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School District Spending, School District Wealth, Tax Effort
For full text: http://www.cmbe.org/pdf/sfprimer.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Goldwater Inst., Phoenix, AZ. Center for Market-Based Education.; Arizona Tax Research Association, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona