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Selected Indexes of Rural School Finance in the United States, 1955-56. The Rural School Survey. Circular Number 566 [microform] / Walter H. Gaumnitz and Others
Bib ID 5338890
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Gaumnitz, Walter H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1959 
27 p. 
Summary

Four selected aspects of school finance in 1,750 rural counties (1,199 multi-district and 551 single district) located in 44 states were examined: (1) annual salaries of instructional staffs; (2) total per pupil expenditures, in average daily attendance; (3) expenditures for pupil transportation; and (4) relationships between school salaries and family incomes. Total distribution ranges and central tendencies, by states and geographic areas, were included to show the financial picture concerning rural school salaries and per pupil expenditures. Based on the 1950 Census data, the multi-district and single-district counties were grouped into the most rural and the least rural. Among the findings were: the average annual salary of the instructional staffs in the rural county school systems was $3,123 in 1955-56; for the most rural counties, the average annual salary was $2,882 and $3,218 for the least rural counties; for the smallest cities (2,500-9,999 population), the average annual salary was $4,034 and $5,068 for the largest cities (25,000 or more); the average annual rural school salaries paid in the states or regions were almost invariably higher than the average annual incomes of the families living within the same states or regions; of the average total expenditure per pupil per annum, an average of $21 went for pupil transportation; and the average for pupil transportation for the most rural school systems was nearly 7 times that for the most urban school systems. (NQ)

Notes

Contract Number: OE-36000.

ERIC Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print size of key tables.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects County School Districts.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Expenditure Per Student.  |  Family Income.  |  Geographic Regions.  |  National Surveys.  |  Public Schools.  |  Rural Schools.  |  Rural Urban Differences.  |  School District Spending.  |  Student Transportation.  |  Teacher Salaries.  |  Teachers.  |  Urban Schools.  |  United States
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC
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