Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Evidence Trickles In

The evidence is trickling in, proving our predictions regarding the Krispy Kreme Theory of School Funding are holding true. Check out this link to the Indy Star article on central Indiana schools and their predicted funding. Now granted, most superintendents put about as much faith in these printouts as they do a Ouiji board.

But nonetheless, scroll down and look at Hancock, Hendricks and Marion county for example. The donut center gets "creamed" in this projection (IPS loss of 2.0% and loss 1.8 %). But check out some of the increases for the donut. Senator Kenley's district comes out pretty good, no surprise there (6.8% and 5.6%) Hmm. Sweet! The donut gets the icing. :-)

This is not to say that these schools aren't growing rapidly and feel they can use the funding for additional teachers.

The real issue is to point out that the farther the decisions get from the local district, the more the state political powers take care of their own. And..the more complex they make the funding formulas the easier it is to accomplish.

3 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it instructive to look at the per pupil funding?

IPS ----------- $7,267 (highest in State)
E. Hancock --- 5,958 (18% less than IPS)
Mill Creek ----- 5,572 (23% less than IPS)
Carmel Clay --- 5,238 (28% less than IPS)

Depite a small drop in total funding, IPS still receives the highest funding per student. Is that correct?

 
At Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depends on your source how instructive it is.

What source are you quoting here?

 
At Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just going by the link that Super provided to Indystar.com -- http://www.indystar.com/articles/9/222403-1399-009.html.

Super argued that budgeted funding was decling for IPS. I just looked at the same data on a per student basis -- $7,267 per student in IPS versus $5,238 per student in Carmel.

Is that not the right way to view the funding? Per student funding in IPS is still increasing, it appears that students are just leaving the system.

 

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