State Finance Programs

The links below lead to information on the funding system specific to each state, including information regarding revenue collection, allocation of resources, and other information.  The information was provided by finance officials in the state education agencies or other experts with knowledge about the funding systems in their respective states.  The information is intended to promote the exchange of ideas among researchers and policymakers, no official support by the U.S. Department of Education or NCES is intended or should be inferred.

50 State Survey of School Finance Policies (2009)

50 State Survey of School Finance Policies is an effort by the University of Nevada to compile information on the funding system for public education for each state.  This compendium provides state-by-state descriptions of public elementary and secondary finance policies and programs in effect during the 2006–07 school year.  The report consists of two volumes. In Volume I are state-by-state descriptions across all school finance components for each state. Volume II contains separate sections for select provisions across all states, including finance formula and cost differentials for students and districts.

Public School Finance Programs of the United States and Canada: 1998-99

This publication was undertaken by NCES in partnership with two private entities, the The Association for Education Finance and Policy, which contracted for the information collection, and the National Education Association (NEA), which funded the effort. This publication of expert authors' descriptions of each state or province funding system was compiled by education finance researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Ottawa.

There is intense interest among the education finance research community for information describing state systems for financing local school districts. The descriptive information in this publication is designed to be useful to the education finance research community and fiscal policy analysts whose backgrounds and training are very diverse. The compilers sought to balance the simplicity of the descriptions to make them understandable to a wide audience and, at the same time, technically correct. Some of the terms and concepts might be new to the reader who is unfamiliar with the arcane art of education state aid formulas. To true finance sophisticates, however, these descriptions may lack the abstruse detail to deploy similar formulas in other venues.

It was not possible to include summary information in this publication. NCES hopes that such work may be published in the future.

The papers in this publication were requested by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. They are intended to promote the exchange of ideas among researchers and policymakers, no official support by the U.S. Department of Education or NCES is intended or should be inferred.

Descriptions of Funding Systems Arranged by State
Alabama
pdf file (158 KB)
Alaska
pdf file (82 KB)
Arizona
pdf file (91 KB)
Arkansas
pdf file (83 KB)
California
pdf file (99 KB)
Colorado
pdf file (76 KB)
Connecticut
pdf file (93 KB)
Delaware
pdf file (80 KB)
District of Columbia
pdf file (66 KB)
Florida
pdf file (104 KB)
Georgia
pdf file (103 KB)
Hawaii
pdf file (82 KB)
Idaho
pdf file (53 KB)
Illinois
pdf file (69 KB)
Indiana
pdf file (60 KB)
Iowa
pdf file (87 KB)
Kansas
pdf file (98 KB)
Kentucky
pdf file (63 KB)
Louisiana
pdf file (103 KB)
Maine
pdf file (105 KB)
Maryland
pdf file (100 KB)
Massachusetts
pdf file (77 KB)
Michigan
pdf file (118 KB)
Minnesota
pdf file (156 KB)
Mississippi
pdf file (93 KB)
Missouri
pdf file (58 KB)
Montana
pdf file (75 KB)
Nebraska
pdf file (100 KB)
Nevada
pdf file (79 KB)
New Hampshire
pdf file (63 KB)
New Jersey
pdf file (101 KB)
New Mexico
pdf file (109 KB)
New York
pdf file (119 KB)
North Carolina
pdf file (68 KB)
North Dakota
pdf file (61 KB)
Ohio
pdf file (42 KB)
Oklahoma
pdf file (69 KB)
Oregon
pdf file (94 KB)
Pennsylvania
pdf file (83 KB)
Rhode Island
pdf file (73 KB)
South Carolina
pdf file (115 KB)
South Dakota
pdf file (42 KB)
Tennessee
pdf file (86 KB)
Texas
pdf file (92 KB)
Utah
pdf file (116 KB)
Vermont
pdf file (99 KB)
Virginia
pdf file (99 KB)
Washington
pdf file (90 KB)
West Virginia
pdf file (120 KB)
Wisconsin
pdf file (109 KB)
Wyoming
pdf file (64 KB)
 


Descriptions of Funding Systems by Canadian Provinces and Territories
Alberta
pdf file (52 KB)
British Columbia
pdf file (58 KB)
Manitoba
pdf file (84 KB)
New Brunswick
pdf file (74 KB)
Newfoundland and Labrador
pdf file (56 KB)
Northwest Territories
pdf file (74 KB)
Nova Scotia
pdf file (50 KB)
Ontario
pdf file (137 KB)
Quebec (English)
pdf file (68 KB)
Quebec (French)
pdf file (45 KB)
Saskatchewan
pdf file (76 KB)
Yukon Territories
pdf file (41 KB)

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