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Hirth, Marilyn A.; Lagoni, Christopher – Educational Considerations, 2014
In 2008, the Indiana legislature passed and the governor signed into law House Enrolled Act No. 1001, now referred to as Public Law 146-2008, which capped Indiana school districts' ability to raise revenues from the local property tax without local voter approval. To phase in the impact of the law, the state provided school districts with levy…
Descriptors: Demography, School Districts, School Taxes, Educational Finance
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Hirth, Marilyn; Eiler, Edward – Educational Considerations, 2012
Indiana has a long history of school funding issues and distribution formula revisions. The most recent modifications to the formula were made between 2005 and 2009. One of the more controversial revisions was the removal of the minimum guarantee from the formula. As a result of these changes, three school districts filed a lawsuit challenging the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Court Litigation, Funding Formulas
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Vesely, Randall S. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Elementary and secondary students can be impacted by a number of risk factors, all of which can have a negative influence on their academic success. To that end, the identification of risk factors is an important first step in closing achievement gaps. For example, clear evidence of an achievement gap can be found in Indiana's high school…
Descriptors: Evidence, Achievement Gap, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
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Theobald, Neil D.; Bull, Barry; Vesper, Nick – Educational Considerations, 1999
Indiana's school funding formula was developed in response to a lawsuit challenging the state's educational system's constitutionality. A reward-for-effort formula sets each school corporation's per-pupil noncategorical revenue, general fund property tax rate, and percentage of state aid. Funding for alternative education is planned for 1997. (MLH)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform