As a leader in your district, it is important that you understand where funding originates for your state and how available funding fits with the goals of your school district and school programs. The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the sources of federal, state, local, and private funding for public schools.
Evaluate the most common sources of operational funding at various levels (that is, federal, state, local, and private). Note: Provide your evaluation at the national level, not just for your state or district.
Identify the largest sources of operational funding for your state.
Locate the per-pupil education expenditures of two states (Iowa and Illinois), analyze the correlation between per-pupil expenditure and student performance for each state, and then compare your findings on the two states.
Identify sources of funding for the special education program.
Evaluate the relationship between funding and your school district’s vision, mission, and goals. Include an example of a well-supported connection between them.