Articles on School Finance

These articles cover various aspects of school finance, including : equity and adequacy, local effort, demographic patterns, definitions of need, regional costs and measurement of outcomes. Many of the articles, particularly those specific to New York State, have been prepared by members of the Fiscal Analysis and Research Unit. Additional articles have been prepared by experts in the field of school finance and are presented here with permission. Interested individuals should also make use of our "Links to Related Sites" which provides links to a wide variety of interest groups, scholarly journals and data sources.

ARTICLES BY FARU STAFF

2012

Update to the Successful Schools Studypdf icon (55KB)

Update to the Regional Cost Indexpdf icon(49 KB)

 

2009

Update to the Successful Schools Studypdf icon (55KB)

Update to the Regional Cost Indexpdf icon(49 KB)

 

2006

Successful School Districts Study: Update for 2006pdf icon(60 KB)

Regional Cost Index: Update for 2006pdf icon (48 KB)

2005

Analysis of Local Effort in New York State School Districts 2005    pdf icon(72 KB)

Analysis of Local Effort in New York State School Districts 2004   pdf icon(73 KB)

Estimating School District Health, Retirement and Energy Expenditures   pdf icon(84 KB)

Changes in Debt Payments in NYS School Districts   pdf icon(46 KB)

Demographic Changes and New York State Schools pdf icon(47 KB)

School Budget Vote Failures: Risk Factors pdf icon(81 KB)

2004

The Successful Schools Studypdf icon

The Cost of Administering School Districts in New York State  pdf icon(59 KB)

The Impact of High-Stakes Exams on Students and Teachers     pdf icon(111 KB)

Regional Differences In Wealth   pdf icon (106 KB)

Reversal of Fortune: The Growth of Fringe Benefit Expenditures    pdf icon(53 KB)

2003

Towards an Understanding of Needpdf icon

Analysis of Local Effort in NYS School Districts-Update pdf icon(106 KB)

Update for the Regional Cost Indexpdf icon

2002

Analysis of Local Effort in NYS School Districts

School District Responses to Building Aid Incentives pdf icon(200 KB) 
(Paper written for the State Aid Work Group by FMIS and FARU staff)

2001

Wealth and Revenue Changes 1994-95 to 1998-99

2000

Analysis of School District Fiscal Response

Technical Supplement

Update on Local Effort

Regional Cost Update

Technical Supplement on RCI

1999

Introduction to the Concept of Adequacy (html version)   pdf icon(126 KB)

Recognizing High Cost Factors in School Finance

Analysis of Local Effort and Fiscal Response

Last Updated: April 30, 2013