How are school taxes collected?

what are school taxes

I am writing a huge paper for my government class in which I have to come up with a public school system reform that promotes diversity without busing, school of choice, vouchers, or charter schools. I also have to reform the curriculum to a nationwide standard. In any event, I need to know how school taxes. show more I am writing a huge paper for my government class in which I have to come up with a public school system reform that promotes diversity without busing, school of choice, vouchers, or charter schools. I also have to reform the curriculum to a nationwide standard.

In any event, I need to know how school taxes are collected district by district. Does it vary by state/local government/muncipality? Is it a progressive or flat rate tax?

Thanks

Update: For those wondering, I live in Michigan, but I have to reform the public school system on a national basis. Eventually, I will probably post the entire 30 pg reform on YA a few weeks before it is due so that I can get all of the criticism possible.

Thanks a lot.

Update 2: chaseunchase: at this point, I'm basically designing a radical system. Each county across the US will become an individual school district. It will be up to the county school board to determine the tax amount for that district, but the tax must be flat rate (do you see issues with this) and cannot

be a sales. show more chaseunchase:

at this point, I'm basically designing a radical system. Each county across the US will become an individual school district. It will be up to the county school board to determine the tax amount for that district, but the tax must be flat rate (do you see issues with this) and cannot be a sales tax, for example, in which the revenues may vary.

But overall, my ideas are pretty radical at this point, and are very early in their stages of development.

Update 3: bostonian. You bring up a good point. And may I also mention that the school district will be responsbile for only x% of its funds. The state will supplement these taxes with an aditional 35% of the previous year's cost per-pupil for each student within the district. The federal government will do the same. show more bostonian. You bring up a good point. And may I also mention that the school district will be responsbile for only x% of its funds. The state will supplement these taxes with an aditional 35% of the previous year's cost per-pupil for each student within the district. The federal government will do the same, but at only 15% of the national average of the previous year's per-pupil cost.

Again, please give it all of the criticism that you've got. this is a really important project to me even though it is only worth 100 pts.

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