Financing governing america s schools
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 29

Financing & Governing America’s Schools PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 89 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Financing & Governing America’s Schools. Ms. Tracy. Bell Ringer. Who is James Meredith?. Bell Ringer Answer. First black student to enroll in the University of Mississippi to put pressur e on JKF ton enforce civil rights for African Americans. Agenda.

Download Presentation

Financing & Governing America’s Schools

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Financing governing america s schools

Financing & Governing America’s Schools

Ms. Tracy


Bell ringer

Bell Ringer

  • Who is James Meredith?


Bell ringer answer

Bell Ringer Answer

  • First black student to enroll in the University of Mississippi to put pressure on JKF ton enforce civil rights for African Americans.


Agenda

Agenda

  • Bell Ringer / Attendance / Announcements

  • Revisit Property Taxes within JCPS

    • What was interesting? How would you pay for your property taxes if you owned a home?

  • Review JCPS’ budget proposal from August

  • Discuss Federal Funding

  • Read and discuss “The Tale of Two Kentucky Schools”

    • Reading reflection in notebook.


Table of contents

Table of Contents

TopicPage #

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Teacher 4

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Teacher 5

12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher 6

Where Do I Stand? 7

Reforms in Education 8 - 12

History of American Education 13 – 14

Property Taxes in Louisville 15

The Tale of Two Kentucky Schools 16

1


Financing governing america s schools

Property Taxes in Louisville

The Tale of Two Schools

Property #1:

1234 East Main Street

Louisville, KY 40000

Asking Price: $215,980

Estimated Property Tax: $1,533.46

How to pay: I would need to set aside approximately $130 each month to pay for my home’s property taxes.

Talking Point:

3 Big Take-Aways /Interesting Facts:

Question / Comment:

15

16


Motivational video

Motivational Video


The property t ax

The Property Tax

“The method of financing public schools…can be fairly described as chaotic and unjust.”

-Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart


How schools are funded

How Schools are Funded


The property t ax1

The Property Tax

  • Unlike many other nations, which use a centralized funding system, we have a very decentralized system.

    • We have 3 levels of government (local, state, and federal) and raising and distributing funds.

    • THE LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS SHARE THE BIGGEST BURGE OF FUNDING SCHOOLS.

      • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TYPEICALLY RESPONSBILE FOR 7 – 9% OF THE TOTAL.


The property tax

The Property Tax

  • In colonial America, schools were the concern of local communities.

    • The Constitution did not designate a federal role in education, effectively leaving it the responsibility of the states.

  • In the colonial times, wealth was measured by the size of people’s farms.

    • Colonial towns and districts assessed a PROPERTY TAX.

  • Today’s property taxes are levied on real estate (homes and businesses) and sometime personal property (cars, boats, aircrafts, etc).


What s the issue with this

What’s the issue with this?!?


Property tax examples

Property Tax Examples:

  • Jefferson County property tax rate book  http://revenue.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6411A040-F3F9-47C5-8E24-18AE9C3E277D/0/Jefferson.pdf

  • Statewide Assessment Values  http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/jeffersonco.htm


Jcps property tax hike in the news

JCPS Property Tax Hike in the News

  • http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/board-approves-increase-in-jefferson-county-property-taxes/21440780

  • http://www.wdrb.com/story/26284758/jcps-considering-seventh-straight-property-tax-hike


Assignment

Assignment

  • Using Zillow’s website, find three properties that you would be interested in purchasing in Louisville.

  • Record the properties’ addresses in your Interactive Notebook along with the asking price of the property and the estimated property taxes.

    • Estimated Property Taxes (Asking Price of the house * 0.0071)

  • Devise a plan of how much money needs to be set aside each month to pay for that property tax each month.


Kentucky department of education

Kentucky Department of Education

  • Fact Sheet regarding Kentucky Public School Systems  http://education.ky.gov/comm/edfacts/Pages/default.aspx


Seek funding

SEEK Funding

  • SEEK Summary: http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Board/Orientation/SEEK_Executive_Summary.pdf


Financing governing america s schools

JCPS

  • High School Data Book

    • http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/departments/acctresplan/Profiles/2013_2014_Profiles/HighProfile13_14.pdf


Federal funding

Federal Funding

  • The Supreme Court ruled that education is not a “fundamental right” under the US Constitution, and has left education to the states.

  • Categorical Grants  Funds directed at specific categories and targeted education needs.

    • Pre-school programs for poor children, library construction, acquisition of new technology, lunches for low-income youth.

  • Block Grants  Large sums of money given directly to the states with few strings attached.


Federal funding1

Federal Funding

  • American Recovery and Revitalization Act (ARRA) was a huge stimulus package aimed to revive the nation’s economy.

    • One part of the ARRA doubled federal aid to schools and added new programs desiged to create log-lasting educational reform.

    • The federal government sent the states $80 billion to help maintain current school programs and avoid firing thousands of teachers.


Federal funding2

Federal Funding

  • Race to the Top  Billions of dollars set aside for a competition between states.

  • States competed in four priority areas:

    • Boosting teacher effectiveness and moving better-trained teachers into high-poverty, high-minority areas.

    • Setting up new data systems to track student learning each year.

    • Improving academic standards and tests

    • Providing extra support to improve struggling students


The tale of two schools

The Tale of Two Schools

The Tale of Two Kentucky Schools

  • http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/04/3018252_tale-of-two-kentucky-schools-barbourville.html?rh=1

    Kentucky School Report Cards

  • http://applications.education.ky.gov/SRC/


Where does the money go

Where does the money go?


Commercializing childhood

Commercializing childhood


  • Login