The legal aspects of local financial support for public schools in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Danny William DeHart (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Since 1933 North Carolina has used the foundation approach to funding its public schools, with most of the costs being covered by the State. Under North Carolina law, local support is required only for school facilities and maintenance, although the state encourages counties to supplement the foundation program with local funds. Recent figures indicate, however, that nearly one fourth of the total number of current expense dollars consumed in North Carolina come from local funds. While state allocations to local school systems, based on numerous formulas, vary from county to county, differentials in these allocations remain relatively unimportant. However, local expenditures have become dangerously widespread, considering that North Carolina's Constitution calls for a general and uniform system of free public schools.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Education $x Finance $z North Carolina
School districts $x Finance
Local finance

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