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The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting,9781412925310
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The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

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9781412925310

ISBN10:
1412925312
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Pub. Date:
4/12/2006
Publisher(s):
Corwin Pr
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Summary

This unique budgetary survival guide will enhance your instructional, technical, and managerial skills not only as the school's leader but also as the school's visionary, planning coordinator, and budgeting manager.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
About the Authors xiv
Understanding the Budgeting Process
1(26)
The Basics of School Budgeting
1(3)
Breaking the Budgeting Myths
4(1)
Delineating Between School Finance and School Budgeting
5(2)
Sources of School Funding
7(10)
Veronica's Problem
11(1)
Federal Sources of Income
12(2)
State Sources of Income
14(1)
Local Sources of Income
15(2)
Ten Steps to Budgeting Success
17(4)
Final Thoughts
21(2)
Discussion Questions
22(1)
Case Study Application: Fiscal Issues and the New Principal
23(4)
Part I---``Boy, Do I Have a Lot to Learn!''
23(1)
Application Questions
24(1)
Part II---``Well, It's My Money!''
25(1)
Application Questions
25(2)
The Budget-Vision Relationship and the National Standards
27(23)
The National Educational Leadership Standards
30(3)
Shifts in Knowledge and Skills
31(2)
An Examination of the ELCC & ISLLC Standards
33(13)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 1
33(1)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 2
34(1)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 3
35(1)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 4
36(2)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 5
38(5)
ELCC/ISLLC Standard 6
43(1)
ELCC Standard 7
44(2)
Final Thoughts
46(1)
Discussion Questions
47(1)
Case Study Application: Belle Plain Middle School
47(3)
Application Questions
49(1)
School Culture and Using Data Effectively
50(14)
School Culture
51(2)
Values
52(1)
Beliefs
52(1)
Attitudes
53(1)
Data-Driven Decision Making
53(1)
Barriers to the Use of Data
54(2)
Dimensions of Data
56(1)
Types of Data
56(5)
Disaggregated Data
56(3)
Longitudinal Data
59(1)
Perception Data
59(1)
Qualitative Data
60(1)
Quantitative Data
60(1)
Assessment
61(1)
Final Thoughts
61(1)
Discussion Questions
62(1)
Case Study Application: L. B. Jensen Middle School
62(2)
Application Questions
63(1)
Other Resources
63(1)
A Model for Integrating Vision, Planning, and Budgeting
64(29)
Sorenson-Goldsmith Integrated Budget Model
65(18)
Leadership
65(1)
Component 1: Defining Stakeholders
66(1)
Component 2: Selection of Stakeholders
67(2)
Component 3: Needs Assessment (Data Gathering)
69(2)
Component 4: Data Analysis
71(3)
Component 5: Needs Prioritization
74(1)
Component 6: Goal Setting
75(1)
Component 7: Performance Objectives
76(1)
Component 8: Action Plan
77(6)
Final Thoughts
83(3)
Discussion Questions
85(1)
Case Study Application: Shifting Paradigms with Changing Times (Parts 1--3)
86(7)
Effective and Efficient Budgeting Practices
93(35)
The Budget Plan
93(3)
Adequate Funding in an Era of Accountability
96(1)
Analyzing the School Action and Budget Plans
96(3)
Generated Income Sources
99(6)
Grants
100(4)
Fundraising
104(1)
Expenditure Accountability and Control
105(3)
Fiscal Education and Information Management System
105(1)
Accounting Procedures
106(2)
Collection and Deposit Structures
108(7)
The School Activity Account
108(1)
Components of the Collection and Deposit Structure
109(2)
Timely Payment of Bills
111(1)
Budget Amendments
111(4)
Budgetary Systems
115(3)
Function/Object Budgeting
115(1)
Zero-Based Budgeting
116(1)
School-Based Budgeting
117(1)
Accounting and Auditing Procedures
118(5)
Fraudulent Practices
120(1)
Embezzlement
121(1)
Other Risk Factors
122(1)
Final Thoughts
123(2)
Discussion Questions
124(1)
Case Study Application: Sex, Money, and a Tangled Web Woven
125(3)
Application Questions
126(2)
Building the School Budget
128(36)
Site-Based Decision Making
128(2)
Why Site-Based Decision Making?
130(1)
Who Builds the School Budget?
130(5)
The School Leader
131(1)
School-Site Administrators
132(1)
Other Committee Members
133(1)
School-Site Directors
134(1)
Teachers and Grade-Level or Department Chairs
134(1)
Central Office Administrators
134(1)
Students
134(1)
Community Members
135(1)
School Budget Applications
135(5)
Budget Allocations
140(1)
Restricted Funds
141(1)
Coding Applications
142(4)
Special Activity 1: Utilizing Accounting Codes
145(1)
Special Activity 2: Utilizing Accounting Codes
146(1)
Projecting Student Enrollment
146(5)
Important Budget Considerations
151(6)
The Budget Calendar
153(3)
The Budget Hearing and Defense
156(1)
Final Thoughts
157(2)
Discussion Questions
158(1)
Case Study Application 1: Shifting Paradigms With Changing Times
159(3)
Case Study Application 2: Requisition Season at Cover Elementary
162(2)
Application Questions
163(1)
Answers
163(1)
Celebrating Success, Acknowledging Opportunities, and Ethical Leadership
164(8)
Celebrating Success
164(3)
Acknowledging Opportunities for Growth and Development
167(2)
The Leadership Role: Ethical and Moral Behaviors
169(3)
Resource A: Selected Forms
172(3)
Budget Development Spreadsheet
173(1)
Strategy Page
174(1)
Resource B: Experiential Exercises
175(21)
The Budgeting Codes Activity
175(2)
Accounting Codes Reference Sheet
177(3)
The Budget Development Project
180(2)
Salaries
182(14)
Resource C: Budgeting Checklist for School Administrators
196(3)
Resource D: State Departments of Education Websites
199(3)
References 202(9)
Index 211


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