ERIC Number: ED553276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
One Year Later: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts. Report of Findings
Ellerson, Noelle M.; McCord, Robert S.
American Association of School Administrators
This study is the sixth in a series of studies conducted by the American Association of School Administrators on the impact of the economic downturn on schools. AASA launched the series in fall 2008 in response to state budget shortfalls, federal buy-outs and interventions, and a series of additional events characterizing a slowing, stagnant economy. As the economic situation worsened, AASA continued to monitor its impact on schools through a series of surveys of school administrators nationwide. Collectively, the findings of the AASA economic impact studies demonstrate that school districts in every part of the country are subject to the realities of the economic downturn. The findings indicate that the financial crisis continues to threaten and impact the progress schools have obtained and the stability they have enjoyed in the past. The surveys also help illustrate how policy at the federal level, especially around the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, plays out at the local level and helps lessen or reverse some of the financial constraints districts are dealing with. This latest study, "One Year Later: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts," is based on a study of school administrators conducted in September and October 2009. Eight hundred seventy-five (875) school administrators from 49 states and the District of Columbia completed the survey. This survey asks many of the same questions included in the five previous surveys, in an effort to begin to collect and analyze long-term data. The report includes the appendix A: Survey Questions.
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Administrator Attitudes, School Effectiveness, School Surveys, Financial Problems, Finance Reform, Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Educational Administration, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Employment, Employment Practices, Demography, Research Methodology, Job Layoff, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Budgeting, Operating Expenses, Funding Formulas, Class Size, Instructional Materials, Educational Resources, Facilities Management, Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators