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This document examines Colorado's size factor, which is intended to compensate for differences in per-pupil costs that are attributable to economies of scale; the formula provides additional money based on each district's enrollment. The report is organized by the following three areas: (1) background on Colorado's size factor, including a description of the formula, a summary of changes in the factor over time, and a comparison with similar factors in other states; (2) a review of the actual factors and the funding that is driven by the factors in Fiscal Year 1999-00; and (3) a review of research and literature on economies of scale in general. The report focuses on changes to the size factor under the School Finance Act and offers a synopsis of 10 states that incorporated a size factor in their school-finance formulas. It shows how measures of economies of scale were taken and what the impact of the size factor on per-pupil funding would be. The findings reveal that in Fiscal Year 1998-99, the size factor contributed $121 million toward total programs, or nearly 4 percent of the total funding provided through Colorado's School Finance Act. Districts with the fewest pupils received the largest size factor. On average, the size factor added $186 to per-pupil funding. Three appendices show how to calculate size factors and feature other information. (RJM)

Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Policy, School District Size, School District Spending, School Districts, State Aid











Autor: Colorado State General Assembly, Denver. Legislative Council.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7761&id=ED434395



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