|Table 12. Notes on Data Sources
||Value in 1998
||Value in 2008
|Current System Traditional Public School Students
||Based on a blended measure of early-year and late-year attendance.
|Charter School Students
||Exec. Budget 1998, p. C2, estimates 77 charter schools and 12,500 students
in FY1997. Adjusted at 10% growth and for school year following state fiscal year. Likely
growth is higher in early years and lower in later years.
|Private School Students:
||Estimates of private school associations and other educators; includes
Catholic, Lutheran, and private school association members.
|Home School Students
||Actual number unknown, since many home schoolers distrust
government agencies and do not report attendance to them. Number based on averaged
estimates of home school parents, associations, and education officials.
|Total State and Local Per-Pupil Expenditures
||This amount does not include two items: ISD and Categoricals.
ISD Local operating money is about $600 million, and Categoricals will be about $700
million, Thus, total spending will be higher than this "membership" spending.
Federal spending not in these two categories is also excluded.
||Exec. Budget 1998 rec: $5,445; up 2.6%. Adjusted for school year following
state fiscal year. Does not include all funds. Actual weighted average of expenditures is
about 6% higher, since many school districts spend more than the foundation grant.
|Tax Credit Scenario Max Share of Per-Pupil Guarantee
||Share adjusts from 10% to 50%, according to proposal.
|Tuition Growth Factor
||Assumed to be higher than state funding growth, due to added
demand and reduced disincentives for alternative schools.
|n/a = not applicable