Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

ISBN-10: 1412925320

ISBN-13: 9781412925327

Edition: 2nd 2006

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"I highly recommend this book to budget committees, site-based groups, educational administration professors, and new administrators. There are many examples provided that can be used right now in schools during a budgeting cycle." - Darin Drill, Principal Cascade High School, Turner, OR Align organizational goals with a sound fiscal accountability system! Effective administrative practices, both budgetary and academic, are continually being redefined at all levels by state, district, and school deregulation, decentralization, and restructuring. Keeping up with all the changes and meeting expectations is a challenge. This unique budgetary survival guide will enhance your instructional, technical, and managerial skills not only as the schools leader but also as the schools visionary, planning coordinator, and budgeting manager. You will find an overview of school budgeting practices within a collaborative decision-making context, and ways to link educational goal development and resource allocation management. Special features include: Discussion questions Case study applications and problems Experiential activities Budgeting checklist for administrators Selected templates, forms, and resources This valuable desk resource is intentionallynbsp;organized into brief, single-topic-focused chapters, which will teach you how to develop a budget, monitor funds, manage budget reports, and prepare school action plans that are aligned with a strong fiscal accountability system.
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List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Learn more about Richard Sorenson's PD offerings Richard Sorenson is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso. He served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for personnel. Currently, Sorenson works with graduate students at UTEP in the areas of school personnel, school-based budgeting, educational law, and leadership development. He was named The University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Professor of the Year in 2005, is involved in several educational initiatives on the U.S./Mexico border, and he is an active writer with numerous professional journal publications. He has also authored textbooks, teacher resource guides, and workbooks in the area of the elementary and secondary school social studies curricula. He conducts workshops at the state and national levels on topics such as principal preparation, instructional leadership, and effective teaching practices. His has been actively involved with the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) in which he conducts annual New Principal Academy seminars, and the Texas Council for the Social Studies (TCSS). His research interest is in the area of the school principalship, specifically the examination of conditions and factors that inhibit and discourage lead teachers from seeking the school principalship as a career option. He received his EdD from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in the area of educational leadership.

Learn more about�Lloyd Goldsmith's PD offerings Lloyd Milton Goldsmith is associate professor and chair of the Department of Graduate Studies in Education at Abilene Christian University. Goldsmith is currently involved in developing online graduate education degrees that incorporate faith principles. He teaches courses in school culture, professional development, and continuous school improvement. He served public schools for 29 years as an elementary science teacher, middle school assistant principal, and elementary school principal. He and a fellow chemistry professor, Kim Pamplin, co-direct a program to facilitate high school chemistry teachers in effective instructional strategies. Goldsmith has served on several state committees for the Texas Education Agency. He currently serves as a consultant on a project to migrate mandated state principal training to an online format. He is president of the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Goldsmith has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. He is active in Kiwanis International and in his local church, where he teaches Sunday school to lively fourth graders, works with the Boy Scouts, and leads a life group. He earned his EdD in educational leadership from Baylor University.

About the Authors
Understanding the Budgeting Process
Delineating Between School Finance and School Budgeting
Breaking the Budgeting Myths
Sources of School Funding
Ten Steps to Budgeting Success
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Fiscal Lessons For the New Principal
The Budget-Vision Relationship and the National Standards
The National Educational Leadership Standards
An Examination of the ELCC & ISLLC Standards
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Belle Plain Middle School
School Culture and Using Data Effectively
School Culture
Data Driven Decision Making
Barriers to the Use of Data
Dimensions of Data
Types of Data
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: L. B. Jensen Middle School
A Model for Integrating Vision, Budgeting, and Planning
Sorenson-Goldsmith Integrated Budget Model
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Shifting Paradigms with Changing Times (Parts 1-3)
Effective and Efficient Budgeting Practices
The Budget Plan
Adequate Funding in an Era of Accountability
Analyzing the School Action and Budget Plans
Generated Income Sources
Expenditure Accountability and Control
Collection and Deposit Structures
Budgetary Systems
Accounting and Auditing Procedures
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Sex, Money, and a Tangled Web Woven
Building the School Budget
Site-Based Decision Making
Why Site-Based Decision Making?
Who Builds the Budget?
School Budget Applications
Budget Allocations
Restricted Funds
Coding Applications
Projecting Student Enrollment
Important Budget Considerations
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Shifting Paradigms With Changing Times
Requisition Season at Cover Elementary
Celebrating Success, Acknowledging Opportunities, and Ethical Leadership
Celebrating Success
Acknowledging Opportunities for Growth and Development
The Leadership Role: Ethical and Moral Behaviors
Selected Templates and Forms
Strategy Page
Budget Development Spreadsheet
Experiential Activities
The Personal Finance Activity
The Personal Finance Case Study: How to Hang On To Your Wallet and Not Lose
Your Shirt
The Budgeting Codes Activity
Accounting Codes Reference Sheet
The Budget Development Project
Budgeting Checklist for School Administrators
State Departments of Education Websites
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