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School Business Administration A Planning Approach

ISBN-10: 0205414141
ISBN-13: 9780205414147
Edition: 8th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: School Business Administration, Eighth Edition helps readers develop a rationale for how school business administration functions and understand that role in current practice. This text maintains that the purpose of school business administration  More...

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Book details

List price: $132.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

School Business Administration, Eighth Edition helps readers develop a rationale for how school business administration functions and understand that role in current practice. This text maintains that the purpose of school business administration is to contribute to instructional effectiveness by helping key decision makers use financial resources wisely in support of educational goals. It views school business administration as a collaborative enterprise and takes a positive, proactive approach to the contemporary problems and issues facing education today. Hallmark Features bull; bull;Includes analysis of problems and issues that require leadership from school business administrators and also depicts the social, economic, and political context in which administrators work. bull;Facilitates understanding of key concepts through a developmental sequence of chapters and places the role of the school business office in its proper perspective as a support activity. bull;Uses site-based management to illustrate principal and teacher involvement in school business administration. bull;Presents chapters on management and information systems and a unique chapter on cash management with ways to enhance investment potential. bull;Describes sources of revenue and fiscal decisions and how these impact school business administration in this new environment. bull;Provides a unique focus on student achievement as the main goal that should be served by all divisions of the school organization. bull;Shows how school organizations can receive more";bang for the buck"; by providing guidelines and good business practices. bull;Explains the integral importance of how SBA concepts relate to the superintendence team. Visit our Educational Leadership Supersite at www.ablongman.com/edleadership for additional leadership resources!

Preface
School Business Administration: Context, Function, Practice, and Process
The Evolving Context
The Organizational Context of the Administrative Team
Conceptualizing a School Business Administration Function
Emerging Challenges to School Business Administration
Planning as Strategy and Process
An Alternative View of Educational Planning
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
A Legislative and Judicial Context for School Business Administration
Legislative-Judicial Origins of School Business Administration
Legislative and Judicial Concepts Useful in School Business Administration
Compliance Responsibilities and Practices
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Revenue and Fiscal Context
Taxation
Planning for Local Revenues
The Interactive Nature of State-Local Funding
Planning for State Revenues
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
A Management Concept
The Nature of Management Concepts
Private versus Public Sector Management
School Business Administration as a Subset of Generic Management
Management Applications
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
An Information Systems Context
The Linguistics of Information Systems
Role and Scope of Information Flow as Related to Data-Based Management--MIS Concept
Unique Role of the Business Administrator
Effect on Staff/Administrators/Faculty
Selection Process
Utilization
Types of Equipment
The Future of Educational Computing
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Strategic Planning and Budgeting
The Statutory Bases for School System Budgeting
Concepts of Budgeting
Concepts of Budgeting More Suited to Present and Future Educational Systems
Site-Based Budgeting
Evolution of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Evaluation System
Zero-Based Budgeting
Concepts of Budget Development
The Budget Process
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Accounting, Auditing, and Reporting
School Accounting
School Fund Accounting and Operation
School Accounting in Contemporary Practice
Auditing
Reporting
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Personnel and Payroll Administration
Challenges of Personnel Administration
Personnel Planning and Recruitment
Orientation, Training, Development, and Motivation
Personnel Supervision
Professional Negotiations
Personnel Budgeting
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Purchasing and Distribution
Purchasing
Legal Aspects of Purchasing
Inventory Control
Educational Materials en Route--Distribution
Evaluation of Purchasing, Inventory, and Distribution Systems
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Note
Maintenance and Operation
Maintenance
Plant Operation
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Capital Asset Planning and Management
Comprehensive Strategic Planning
Procurement of Furniture and Equipment
Orientation and Training Programs
Additional Planning Considerations
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Cash Management
The Nature of Cash for Investment
Cash Flow
Investment Considerations
Debt Management
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Risk Management and Insurance
The Role of Insurance
Planning Insurance Acquisition
Insurance Contracts
Types of Insurance Options
Alternate Financing for Risk Management
Insurance Records, Maintenance, and Protection
Personnel and Contractor Concerns of Risk Management
Vehicle Insurance
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Auxiliary Services
Transportation Services
Food Services
Security Services
Other Auxiliary Services
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Note
School Business Administration Perspectives
Fiscal and Economic Perspectives
The Centralization/Decentralization Dichotomy
Site-Based Management
Personal Skills for School Business Administrators
Summary
Suggested Activities
Suggested Readings
Notes
Glossary
Index

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