ERIC Number: ED479002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-23
Update of School Construction Assistance Programs Survey for Wyoming State Legislature.
MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
This report summarizes data collected from all responding departments with school construction facilities budget responsibility in 49 of the 50 sates (Wyoming excluded). Each of the 49 states was asked to participate in the update of the survey, which was last compiled in 1999. Data are presented in two formats. The first is broken into categories describing the background of school construction issues, school funding programs, key policy questions, and a list of states with legal challenges to school construction programs, both current and resolved. The second is a collection of data for each individual state. In this section there is information on these issues: administering agency; current appropriate; dedicated revenue; funding sources; local matching requirement and related funding source; eligibility criteria; priority factors; specific criteria; and recent or pending legal actions and outcomes. The report includes data from 45 states, 36 of which are currently operating state funded school construction programs. Nine states do not currently have such programs. Six states have established a new agency to oversee school construction in the state, and 10 states have established formulas for determining the amount of state funding each school district receives. Four states require the governor and the state legislature to approve all school construction projects before state funding is made available, and 11 states subsidize, reimburse, or match local funding for construction projects. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
Note: For the original report, see ED 469 958. Supported by Wyoming State Legislature.