Research Report Education Spending and Changing Revenue Sources
Sonya Hoo, Sheila Murray
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School districts in 37 states are "independent" and able to generate their own revenues, usually by setting property tax rates. Some school districts in other states are dependent on cities, towns or counties for funding authority. In addition, school districts have increasingly been dependent on state aid for funding.
Research Areas Education Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags K-12 education State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy