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Negative Factor and Public School Finance (2015)

Subject
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Published
12/01/2015

The “negative factor” is a provision in state law that reduces the amount of total program funding and state aid provided to K-12 school districts.  This issue  brief  discusses how the negative factor is applied in the School Finance Act (SFA), gives a short history of school finance leading to the creation of the  negative factor, and provides a summary of the recent legal challenge to the negative factor.

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