ERIC Number: ED481976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Administrative Costs of Education Voucher Programs.
Hill, Paul T.
This paper focuses on the administrative costs of vouchers programs. It considers the tasks that public and private agencies must undertake and estimates the administrative burdens and cash flow that local programs create. It assumes that all voucher programs, including those meant in part to reduce overcrowding, will be voluntary. The paper starts by identifying the administrative arrangements that must be made for any public voucher program and by outlining typical roles for state government, the local education agency, a special voucher program office, and individual private schools admitting voucher students. It also examines in detail some vital administrative functions that must be coordinated among these entities. The second section focuses on the person-power and financial demands that a voucher program is likely to impose on state government, the local education agency, the voucher program office, and private schools. The final section presents estimates of the probable gross and net annual dollar costs of voucher program administration as borne by state government and cooperating local school districts. All the cost estimates are approximate. (Author/WFA)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Economics of Education, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship, Politics of Education, Private Schools, School District Wealth
Center on Reinventing Public Education, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Box 353060, Seattle, WA 98195-3060. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.crpe.org/. For full text: http://www.crpe.org/pubs/pdf/AdminCostsVouchers_web.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center on Reinventing Public Education.