Issue review : Instructional support program funding inequities.

(2011) Issue review : Instructional support program funding inequities. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)

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Abstract

School districts may receive funding for the instructional support program subject to school board or voter approval. Program funding is based on a formula that includes a local funding provision, property tax and income surtax and a state aid component. When initially implemented, state aid was distributed through a formula designed to provide property tax equity and equalize the property tax burden between school districts. Since the initial year of the program, the state aid portion has not been fully funded and in fiscal year 2012, no state dollars were appropriated for the program. The result of underfunding the state-aid portion of the program has led to an inequity in the amount of funds school districts receive from the program. In fiscal year 2012, the portion of actual program funding for school districts ranged from a low of 52.6 percent to a high of 92.8 percent. This issue review examines the inequity in more detail.

Item Type: Audio
Keywords: schools, finance, funding
Subjects: Education
Education > Educational finance
Education > Educational finance > State aid to schools
Education > Public schools
ID Code: 19237
Deposited By: Timothy Skeers
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2015 17:15
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 17:15
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19237