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NCJ Number: 63929 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NEW JERSEY - MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS IN THE OPERATION OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN - REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New Jersey Cmssn of Investigation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 226
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Jersey Cmssn of Investigation
Trenton, NJ 08625
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: HEARINGS INVESTIGATING NEW JERSEY'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REVEALED GROSS MISUSE OF THE SYSTEM BY CERTAIN PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND STATUTORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEFICIENCIES IN THE PROGRAM'S FUNDING SYSTEM.
Abstract: PUBLIC HEARINGS BY THE NEW JERSEY COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION ON THE MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS IN THE OPERATION OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN DISCLOSED OBVIOUS AREAS NEEDING REFORM INCLUDING THE STAFFING AND FUNCTIONING OF THE BRANCH OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES (BSEPPS), THE SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF ALLOWABLE AND NONALLOWABLE PRIVATE SCHOOL EXPENSES, THE RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, AND THE PROCEDURES FOR RATE SETTING. THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS EMPHASIZED BOTH COST CONSCIOUSNESS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS. RECOMMENDATIONS ENCOMPASSED THE FOLLOWING AREAS: COST ACCOUNTING AND RATE ESTABLISHMENT; METHODOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION; ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY; AND ALLOWABLE AND NONALLOWABLE COSTS, INCLUDING SALARIES TO OWNERS OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES, EXPENSES FOR OFFICES NOT LOCATED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, ENTERTAINMENT COSTS, CARRYING COSTS FOR LAND AND BUILDING, INTEREST CHARGES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS, FUNDRAISING EXPENSES, DIVIDENDS AND LOSSES, LEGAL EXPENSES, CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, BAD DEBTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, MEDICAL EXPENSES, DONATED GOODS AND SERVICES, TRANSFERS OF AMOUNTS OF FUNDS TO RESERVE OR CONTINGENCY ACCOUNTS, INTANGIBLE COSTS, AND NONCURRENT COSTS. RECOMMENDATIONS ALSO COVERED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND RATE SETTINGS. FOR EACH RECOMMENDATION, BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND COMMENT WERE PROVIDED. THE REPORT INCLUDED TESTIMONY FROM WITNESSES AT THE COMMISSION'S PUBLIC HEARINGS, FOOTNOTES, AND A SAMPLE WORKSHEET.
Index Term(s): Alternative schools; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Funding guidelines; Government contracting; Learning disabilities; New Jersey; Program abuse; Program financing; Schools; State aid; Testimony
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