HOW AND WHERE THE EDUCATION DOLLAR IS SPENT

Citation
Dh. Monk et al., HOW AND WHERE THE EDUCATION DOLLAR IS SPENT, The Future of children, 7(3), 1997, pp. 51-62
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
ISSN journal
1054-8289
Volume
7
Issue
3
Year of publication
1997
Pages
51 - 62
Database
ISI
SICI code
1054-8289(1997)7:3<51:HAWTED>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Locally elected school boards have the authority and responsibility to decide how school budgets will be spent. In doing so, however, they m ust balance multiple funding restrictions and competing priorities. De spite great variance in local circumstances, most school districts hav e remarkably similar spending patterns, generally allocating from 60% to 63% of their budget to instruction and dividing the remainder among student services such as health services, counseling, and speech ther apy; administration; building operation and maintenance; and food serv ices and transportation. Polls show that many districts are attempting to delegate more decisions over resource allocation to the school sit e level. Research is just beginning to show what aspects of school sit e decision making are associated with improved teaching and learning.