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ERIC Number: EJ861524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-10
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
The Equity of School Facilities Funding: Examples from Kentucky
Glenn, William J.; Picus, Lawrence O.; Odden, Allan; Aportela, Anabel
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v17 n14 Aug 2009
While there is an extensive literature analyzing the relative equity of state funding systems for current operating revenues, there is a dearth of research on capital funding systems. This article presents an analysis of the school capital funding system in Kentucky since 1990, using the operating-revenue analysis concepts of horizontal equity, vertical equity, and fiscal neutrality. In general one could tentatively conclude that Kentucky's capital-funding system was reasonably equitable until an expansion of district options in 2003-04 was followed by greater measures of inequity. This analysis points to specific methods for Kentucky to restore equity to its school capital funding structure as well as a model for analysis of other capital funding systems. (Contains 6 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky