Financing Public Education in Delaware: District Level Analysis, 2007

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2007
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Condliffe, Simon
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This report updates the district analysis of Delaware’s Public Education Finance System. Understanding how the public education system currently uses financial resources is a first step towards gaining insight on how best to turn dollars into productive resources in districts, schools, and classrooms. The report is divided into multiple sections. The first section provides an overview of the Delaware school districts. The next section discusses expenditure patterns by district. The third section follows, covering administration costs. The fourth section discusses unit allocations. The subsequent sections draw peer comparisons, both regional and national. Administration per pupil spending: national comparison follows. A Mid- Atlantic school district comparison is then discussed, followed by a literature review. The final section summarizes the report.
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