A 50 State Survey of School Finance Policies (2015)
This compendium provides state-by-state descriptions of public elementary and secondary finance policies and programs in effect during the 2014-15 school year. The report consists of two volumes. In Volume I are state-by-state descriptions across all school finance components for each state. Volume II contains separate sections for select provisions across all states, including finance formulae and cost differentials for students and districts. Tax and expenditure information is also included in this part along with 50-state data on average per pupil funding, and percentage shares of total funds, drawn from Estimates and Ranking of Education Statistics (NEA, 2014-15).
The information contained in this report is based on surveys that were completed by each State Department of Education in response to a request for descriptions of school finance programs and provisions. Thus, all information in these two volumes has been provided by the chief state superintendent or finance officer for each state, or their designee with the exception of three states. In these states university professors or local experts filled the gaps. Once information was compiled from each state, it was posted on the internet for verification and correction by each State Department of Education, and changes were incorporated.
Volume 1: State-by-State Descriptions
|A Quick Glance at School Finance- Volume I|
Individual State Profiles:
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Volume II: Finance Formulae and Cost Differentials
|A Quick Glance at School Finance- Volume II|