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Three economic regions of New York State, the fiscal adequacy of their high schools, and the financial practices of their school district superintendents, school board presidents, and school district business officials


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Abstract (summary)

This study examined the adequacy of education financing in three regions of New York State by comparing the cost of per-pupil education in high schools that meet the No Child Left Behind standard of 90 percent graduation rate and those high schools with 80 percent or less graduation rate in 18 counties of New York State. Also examined were the relationships between per-pupil CPI adjusted education costs; high school graduation rates; teacher quality; teacher turnover rate; teacher-student ratio; the percentage of special needs students, students living in poverty, those with English as a Second Language, the percent of Caucasian students, and the School Financial Management and Planning practices in the school districts.

Factor analysis revealed that financial practices of school superintendents, business officials and board presidents were comprised of budgeting, legal and accounting compliance, and financial management, and that there was no significant difference between the means of the budgeting, legal and accounting, and financial management practices in high schools with 80 percent or lower graduation rates and those high schools having graduation rates of 90 percent or higher.

Data indicated a strong correlation between high schools not meeting the NCLB standard of 90 percent graduation rate and students in poverty.

Lastly, the stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that 65 percent of the variance in the high school graduation rate was predicted by the percent of students in poverty, 10 percent of the variance was predicted by the qualified teacher ratio, three percent by English as Second Language students, and two percent by special needs students.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Education finance;
Educational evaluation;
Education Policy;
School administration;
Economics;
Finance;
School districts;
School boards;
College professors;
Business education
Classification
0277: Education finance
0443: Educational evaluation
0458: Education Policy
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Adequacy of educational financing; District business officials; High schools; New York; School board presidents; School district financial practices; Superintendents
Title
Three economic regions of New York State, the fiscal adequacy of their high schools, and the financial practices of their school district superintendents, school board presidents, and school district business officials
Author
Cantor, Martin R.
Number of pages
127
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
1395
Source
DAI-A 71/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124094830
Advisor
Manley, Robert
University/institution
Dowling College
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3415639
ProQuest document ID
634263108
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/634263108/abstract
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