School Business Administration : A Planning Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
School Business Administration: Context, Function, Practice, and Processp. 1
The Evolving Contextp. 1
The Organizational Context of the Administrative Teamp. 5
Conceptualizing a School Business Administration Functionp. 7
Emerging Challenges to School Business Administrationp. 11
Planning as Strategy and Processp. 15
An Alternative View of Educational Planningp. 16
Summaryp. 18
Suggested Activitiesp. 19
Suggested Readingsp. 19
Notesp. 19
A Legislative and Judicial Context for School Business Administrationp. 21
Legislative-Judicial Origins of School Business Administrationp. 23
Legislative and Judicial Concepts Useful in School Business Administrationp. 26
Compliance Responsibilities and Practicesp. 33
Summaryp. 35
Suggested Activitiesp. 35
Suggested Readingsp. 36
Notesp. 36
The Revenue and Fiscal Contextp. 37
Taxationp. 39
Planning for Local Revenuesp. 45
The Interactive Nature of State-Local Fundingp. 47
Planning for State Revenuesp. 47
Summaryp. 51
Suggested Activitiesp. 51
Suggested Readingsp. 52
Notesp. 52
A Management Conceptp. 53
The Nature of Management Conceptsp. 53
Private versus Public Sector Managementp. 64
School Business Administration as a Subset of Generic Managementp. 65
Management Applicationsp. 65
Summaryp. 85
Suggested Activitiesp. 85
Suggested Readingsp. 87
Notesp. 88
An Information Systems Contextp. 89
The Linguistics of Information Systemsp. 89
Role and Scope of Information Flow as Related to Data-Based Management--MIS Conceptp. 93
Unique Role of the Business Administratorp. 97
Effect on Staff/Administrators/Facultyp. 98
Selection Processp. 106
Utilizationp. 109
Types of Equipmentp. 111
The Future of Educational Computingp. 118
Summaryp. 119
Suggested Activitiesp. 120
Suggested Readingsp. 120
Notesp. 120
Strategic Planning and Budgetingp. 122
The Statutory Bases for School System Budgetingp. 123
Concepts of Budgetingp. 123
Concepts of Budgeting More Suited to Present and Future Educational Systemsp. 125
Site-Based Budgetingp. 125
Evolution of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Evaluation Systemp. 138
Zero-Based Budgetingp. 141
Concepts of Budget Developmentp. 144
The Budget Processp. 146
Summaryp. 149
Suggested Activitiesp. 149
Suggested Readingsp. 149
Notesp. 150
Accounting, Auditing, and Reportingp. 151
School Accountingp. 152
School Fund Accounting and Operationp. 158
School Accounting in Contemporary Practicep. 162
Auditingp. 169
Reportingp. 171
Summaryp. 175
Suggested Activitiesp. 175
Suggested Readingsp. 175
Notesp. 176
Personnel and Payroll Administrationp. 177
Challenges of Personnel Administrationp. 177
Personnel Planning and Recruitmentp. 180
Orientation, Training, Development, and Motivationp. 185
Personnel Supervisionp. 189
Professional Negotiationsp. 194
Personnel Budgetingp. 205
Summaryp. 207
Suggested Activitiesp. 208
Suggested Readingsp. 208
Notesp. 208
Purchasing and Distributionp. 210
Purchasingp. 211
Legal Aspects of Purchasingp. 215
Inventory Controlp. 228
Educational Materials en Route--Distributionp. 231
Evaluation of Purchasing, Inventory, and Distribution Systemsp. 233
Summaryp. 233
Suggested Activitiesp. 234
Suggested Readingsp. 235
Notep. 235
Maintenance and Operationp. 236
Maintenancep. 238
Plant Operationp. 248
Summaryp. 266
Suggested Activitiesp. 266
Suggested Readingsp. 267
Notesp. 267
Capital Asset Planning and Managementp. 268
Comprehensive Strategic Planningp. 268
Procurement of Furniture and Equipmentp. 288
Orientation and Training Programsp. 289
Additional Planning Considerationsp. 290
Summaryp. 295
Suggested Activitiesp. 296
Suggested Readingsp. 296
Notesp. 296
Cash Managementp. 297
The Nature of Cash for Investmentp. 298
Cash Flowp. 299
Investment Considerationsp. 301
Debt Managementp. 315
Summaryp. 316
Suggested Activitiesp. 316
Suggested Readingsp. 317
Notesp. 317
Risk Management and Insurancep. 318
The Role of Insurancep. 321
Planning Insurance Acquisitionp. 324
Insurance Contractsp. 326
Types of Insurance Optionsp. 327
Alternate Financing for Risk Managementp. 339
Insurance Records, Maintenance, and Protectionp. 339
Personnel and Contractor Concerns of Risk Managementp. 339
Vehicle Insurancep. 340
Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 341
Summaryp. 342
Suggested Activitiesp. 342
Suggested Readingsp. 342
Notesp. 343
Auxiliary Servicesp. 344
Transportation Servicesp. 345
Food Servicesp. 354
Security Servicesp. 362
Other Auxiliary Servicesp. 365
Summaryp. 367
Suggested Activitiesp. 367
Suggested Readingsp. 368
Notep. 368
School Business Administration Perspectivesp. 369
Fiscal and Economic Perspectivesp. 370
The Centralization/Decentralization Dichotomyp. 372
Site-Based Managementp. 376
Personal Skills for School Business Administratorsp. 379
Summaryp. 385
Suggested Activitiesp. 386
Suggested Readingsp. 386
Notesp. 386
Glossaryp. 388
Indexp. 399
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