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ERIC Number: EJ851771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
School Attendance and the District Budget
Joubert-Guillory, Julie
Principal Leadership, v9 n9 p6-7 May 2009
House Bill 1 became a major piece of legislation in Texas a few years ago. It was designed primarily to address public school finance, property tax relief, public school accountability, and education-related matters. This piece of legislation has forced districts to manage their finances very differently, undergo budget reductions, and continue running schools on the same local tax and state revenues per student as they received in 2005-2006. There have been no adjustments to accommodate inflation costs, so hearing that there is additional money can be music to the ears of many district budget managers, superintendents, and principals. Spring Independent School District is in the same boat as many other districts. But one key difference separates most districts and Spring: for the last two years, Spring has strategically assessed how its attendance data affects its overall funding. Because data accuracy directly affects funding, Spring underwent a voluntary audit through its local education service center in November 2007. In this article, the author describes how Spring found more than a million dollars from its voluntary attendance audit. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas