School Budgeting for Hard Times Confronting Cutbacks and Critics

ISBN-10: 1412990904

ISBN-13: 9781412990905

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Performance-Based Budgeting: Beginning the Journey
Introduction
General Budgeting Factors
Conclusion
Why Change? The Rationale for Performance-Based Budgeting
Financial Challenges for School Systems
Building Economic Confidence
Optional Activity: Assessing Status of Budgeting Practices
Budget Planning for Financial Effectiveness and Efficiency
Elements of Effective Budget Planning
Summary of Budget Planning
Budgeting for Financial Prudence and Productivity
Public Institutional Budgeting Needs
Budgeting Implications for Educational Organizations
Productivity Improvement Strategies for School Systems
Summary
Organizing and Goal Setting for Performance-Based Budgeting
Four Types of Budgeting Approaches
Preparing for Organizational Budgeting Needs
Constructing the Process for Performance-Based Budgeting
Establishing the Budget Development Schedule
Summary
Developing Performance-Based Budget Increment Packages
Program Manager Procedures for Preparing Budget Packages
Performance-Based Budgeting Package Descriptions and Parts
Factors to Consider in Fabricating Program Increment/Packages
Assembling the Budget Proposals and Setting Priorities
Summary
Determining Budget Priorities and Component Funding Levels
Budget Organization and Status
Budget Advisory Team Needs
The Budget Team Process and Deliberations
Overview of the Priority-Setting Process
Presenting Budget Packages
Reaching Consensus With Q-Sort Methodology
Summary
Building the Budget Recommendation
Introduction
Budget Advisory Team Operations
Commonly Asked Questions About Performance-Based Budgeting
Summary
Budget Issues and Evaluation
Introduction
Expected Effects of Performance-Based Budgeting
Closing the Loop: Evaluating Performance-Based Budgeting
Summary
Ideas to Action
Completing the Journey
Budget Issues and Challenges
Productivity: Raising Performance Over Time Within Financial Limits
Implementing Action and Achieving Results
Appendixes
References
Index
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