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Kansas Association of School Boards, 2022
Each year, the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) pulls the school district expenditure data from the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE) Data Central site and compiles it in an online tool for members to access. This shows how money is being spent and allows for the comparison of current and past trends to better prepare for…
Descriptors: School Districts, School District Spending, Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student
Roza, Marguerite – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
School district leaders are responsible for managing million-dollar budgets, but many have received little or no training in education finance. Marguerite Roza discusses a recent analysis of administrator preparation programs that revealed startling gaps in content, including a tendency to focus on revenue in their finance education, instead of on…
Descriptors: School District Spending, School Districts, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Boughton, Heather; de Barros, Jessica; Goldhaber, Dan; Payne, Sydney; Schwartz, Nathaniel – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools across the country, negatively impacting student learning, especially for students of color and students experiencing poverty. These students need our support; in the absence of successful COVID catch-up activities, the likelihood is that they will face future obstacles to success in college and the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, COVID-19, Pandemics
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Wright, Brandon L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
How might school funds be spent more effectively in today's uncertain environment? This up-to-date volume explores a range of ideas to help schools and districts better manage their resources, including: how to rethink staffing and management to get more value for employee compensation; how policymakers might revisit pension arrangements in ways…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School District Spending, Money Management, Compensation (Remuneration)
Anglum, J. Cameron; Shores, Kenneth A.; Steinberg, Matthew P. – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2021
In 2009, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to combat the effects of the Great Recession and state revenue shortfalls, directing over $97 billion to school districts. In this chapter, we draw lessons from this distribution of fiscal stimulus funding to inform future federal intervention in school…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Economic Climate, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance
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Pendola, Andrew – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2020
In times of financial crises, it is crucial to understand how district leaders prioritize spending to ensure an adequate and equitable education for all students. This paper examines how districts in Alabama altered spending during the Great Recession. Results demonstrate that expenditure cuts were more intense for high needs student populations,…
Descriptors: School District Spending, Economic Climate, Educational Equity (Finance), Retrenchment
Morton, Emily – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2020
Motivated by potential financial savings, four-day school weeks have proliferated across the United States in recent years, reaching public schools in 25 states as of 2018. The consequences of the four-day school week for students, schools, and communities are largely unknown. This paper uses district-level panel data from Oklahoma and a…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Public Schools, Educational Finance, School Districts
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Trivitt, Julie R.; DeAngelis, Corey A. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
After recent experimental evidence suggesting that private school students using the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) performed worse than their public school peers in math, some legislators discussed cutting the program as a way to reduce state education expenditures in Louisiana, spinning it as a way to save taxpayer money. While cutting the…
Descriptors: Scholarships, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, State Programs
Education Resource Strategies, 2020
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to report school-level spending data. This fall, the Department of Education released the first round of data on per-pupil expenditure as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As states continue to release new spending data, it will be possible for a variety of stakeholders to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Baker, Bruce D.; Di Carlo, Matthew; Weber, Mark – Albert Shanker Institute, 2021
We present an overview of spending adequacy among individual K-12 school districts in the U.S. Our results are from a new database of over 12,000 public school districts that allows users to compare each district's actual per-pupil spending levels to estimates of adequate spending levels--i.e., spending required to achieve the common goal of…
Descriptors: School Districts, School District Spending, School District Wealth, Expenditure per Student
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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Quinn, Rand; Anglum, J. Cameron – Journal of Education Finance, 2020
We estimate the impact of school finance reform on adequate and equitable district spending, school resources and student achievement in Pennsylvania. From the 2008-09 to the 2010-11 school years, amid the Great Recession, Pennsylvania's "Act 61" increased aid to school districts spending below state-determined adequacy targets…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Economic Climate, State Policy
Zhao, Bo – Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2020
Facing legal challenges and public pressures, Connecticut needs an objective and rigorous study of its public education costs. This study is the first to estimate the cost function of Connecticut public K-12 education and to evaluate the equity and the adequacy in the state's school spending based on regression-estimated education costs. It finds…
Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Costs, Educational Finance
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Mann, Odessa Yanisha; Novey, Daniel; Lewis, Travis – Education Leadership Review, 2021
This study explored the impact of rural school district consolidation in eastern North Carolina. Wilkins County is a low-income, low-performing county with an average daily membership (ADM) of 1,501 students. This case study reviews the process of consolidation one year after the 2017-2018 consolidation in terms of academic, financial, and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Consolidated Schools, School Districts, Outcomes of Education
Sullivan, Gregory; Chieppo, Charles; Gass, Jamie – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
As state leaders consider needed updates to the Commonwealth's school funding formula, they should remember just how well the approach taken by Tom Birmingham, former Massachusetts state Senate president, and co-author of the 1993 Education Reform Act worked. Beginning in 1993, Massachusetts' SAT scores rose for 13 consecutive years. The state's…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Funding Formulas, Budgets
Bruno, Paul – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
Charter schools enroll a growing share of public school students, leading to concerns about the financial implications of charter schools for traditional public schools (TPSs). Using detailed expenditure data for school districts in California, I exploit variation in charter school enrollment across time and between districts to evaluate how…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Competition, School Districts, Enrollment Trends
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