This week promises to be filled with discussion about the ETF and the General Fund, as our legislators return to Montgomery later this afternoon. Get informed so you can join in.
Here’s a listing of articles published on the Alabama School Connection that are relevant to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget and school funding. Most all have state and/or local data attached, if you want a look at real numbers.
In reverse chronological order, except for the first one, which points out the real dollar value of the ETF and how schools are funded. It’s a must-read, IMO.
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Is it still 2002 for Alabama’s schoolchildren? – State data
Details from the education budget – May 2015 – State data
Other things in the ETF budget – March 2015 – State data
The FY16 Rolling Reserve cap and other calculations – State data
Foundation Program Articles
How principal’s salaries have changed since 2009 – Local district data
Comparing salaries of teachers and principals – Local district data
Teachers salaries: recovering after the recession? – Local district data
Teacher salaries in Alabama – Local district data
Local school tax millage and the 10-mill local chargeback thing explained – Local district data
Additional compensation paid to public education employees – Local district data
Public school spending by category – Local district data
About those school district spending numbers – Local district data
How much does spending differ among Alabama’s school districts? – Local district data
Some FY15 Foundation Program numbers for you – Explainer with data
Dues and fees: the hidden cost of public education, part 1 – Local district data
Boards of education spending more than we’re sending them in FY14 – Local district data
How much money do we really spend on K-12 education, part 2 (2012) – Local district data
How much money do we really spend on K-12 education, part 1 (2012) – Explainer – Local district data
School Finance Articles
Where does Alabama stand in education spending? – National data
Superintendent salaries for FY15 – Local district data
Superintendent salaries for FY14 – Local district data
Why do city school systems’ audits cost three times more than county systems? – Local district data