Deregulating school aid in California: How districts responded to flexibility in Tier 3 categorical funds in 2010-2011

"California's system of school finance is highly regulated and prescriptive. A large share of state funding is allocated through categorical programs, that is, programs whose funding is contingent upon districts using the money in a particular way or for a particular purpose. In 2008-09, t...

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Main Author: Stecher, Brian M.
Corporate Authors: Rand Education (Institute), Policy Analysis for California Education (Organization)
Other Authors: Briggs, Mary
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. Rand Corporation 2012, 2012
Series:RAND Corporation report series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"California's system of school finance is highly regulated and prescriptive. A large share of state funding is allocated through categorical programs, that is, programs whose funding is contingent upon districts using the money in a particular way or for a particular purpose. In 2008-09, the strings were taken off 40 of those programs, collectively known as the "Tier 3" programs, as part of a budget deal that also reduced the funding for those programs. The authors conducted a survey of 350 California school district chief financial officers (CFOs) between April and August of 2011 to see how district leaders responded to this sudden, limited fiscal flexibility and the conditions that shaped their decisions."--Publisher's website
Item Description:"The research ... was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation, and was conducted by PACE research network and RAND Education, a division of the RAND Corporation"--Title page verso
Physical Description:xix, 102 pages illustrations (some color)