Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Funding for programs in local schools is being cut by all levels of government. Local schools are being told they have to get by on less money and to get more out of each dollar spent. School districts can become only so efficient, therefore, the question as to which programs will have to be eliminated must be answered. Apparently this situation will continue for some time, and studies must be done to determine which programs help the most children, along with the degree to which they are helping those children. In other words, which programs are really helping students develop their potential as useful members of society? The area of funding with which this paper will deal is the program known as Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The Reagan Administration has promised cuts in federal aid to education and the formation of a new policy of funding known as block grants. Even if there were no funding cuts, the formation of block grants gives school administrators and boards of education broader decision making discretion about the use of funds and causes local schools to evaluate their programs. It can be stated that monies will probably be redirected, and some programs will be discontinued even if there were no cuts in overall funding.


A Field Project Presented to the Educational Administration - Supervision and Foundations Department and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Dennis L. Johnson March, 1983