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ERIC Number: ED499795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance in Dayton: A Comparison of the Revenues of the School District and Community Schools
Hassel, Bryan C.; Terrell, Michelle Godard
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
This report examines the revenue sources and levels of the Dayton Public School District and ten community schools that were operating in Dayton in the 2001-02 school year. The authors also conduct a "what if" analysis to see how the community schools' funding picture might change if its student population and/or funding level mirrored the district's student population. They conclude that community schools in Dayton receive considerably less operating money per student than schools within the Dayton Public School District. As a consequence, community schools must make do with less day-to-day funding than their district counterparts, to the tune of nearly $1 million per school. The children attending these schools therefore do not receive an equal share of the resources that the taxpayers devote to public education in Ohio. The following are appended: (1) Research Sources; (2) Comparing the Funding Level and Sources of the Dayton Public School District and Community Schools, FY02; and (3) Funding Level and Sources of Individual Dayton Community Schools, FY02. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures, and 8 footnotes.) [This report was prepared by Public Impact for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio