The Effects of School Construction on Student and District Outcomes: Evidence from a State-Funded Program in Ohio
I study an ongoing state-subsidized program of rebuilding and renovating Ohioâ€™s K-12 public schools and investigate the effect of improved facility quality on student and school district outcomes. The completion of a project increases public school enrollment and district property values. Test scores do not measurably improve upon completion and suffer significant reductions during construction. The implied willingness to pay for a project is lower than total costs but greater than the cost borne by district residents. While the program led to a narrowing in expenditures across district wealth, I find little evidence that it reduced disparities in student outcomes.
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