Practical Ideas For Cutting Costs And Ways To Generate Alternative Revenue Sources

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At no time in the history of public education has there been such a dramatic discrepancy between accelerated standards and expectations and adequate funding for our schools. Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement and the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are spent. Unfortunately, most of the input regarding the need for "belt-tightening" is unaccompanied by tangible solutions or suggestions and results only in hollow ...

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Overview

At no time in the history of public education has there been such a dramatic discrepancy between accelerated standards and expectations and adequate funding for our schools. Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement and the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are spent. Unfortunately, most of the input regarding the need for "belt-tightening" is unaccompanied by tangible solutions or suggestions and results only in hollow rhetoric or convenient political sound bytes. This journey into meaningful avenues for cost-savings in public education is clearly an exception. Any school official who reads this book will find a number of viable possibilities for saving money. The authors offer time-tested, practical ideas, which are proven to work. Features cost-saving tips for: · District and school-level administration · Curriculum, instruction, vocational and special education, student services, and media · Building and grounds, maintenance, pupil transportation, and food services · Community colleges The authors briefly review the literature for: · Managing decline in resources and discuss the problem of declining funds for schools and solution strategies · Generating alternative revenue sources in education Samples of strategic plans are also included. For educational administrators, state governors and senators, school boards, and school business officials.

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Editorial Reviews

Reference and Research Book News
Between chapters on declining funds for schools and generating alternative revenue sources in education, they look at cost-saving for district and school-level administration, instructional services, support services, and community colleges.
School Administrator
It would be impossible for any school district administrator to not find a number of viable possibilities for saving money in this book.
Tom Brandon
It's not often that you can buy a book and actually pay for it many times over with the savings that are found inside, but this is certainly the case with this one. The authors have provided hundreds of cost-saving possibilities based upon their own personal experiences in public schools—a factor which makes it all that more credible.
Al Meunier
I am going to recommend this book for each of our administrative interns as well as for practitioners now working in the field. I wish something like this had been available a few years ago when I was actively working as a school superintendent. With school districts across the country in a financial crunch, this book will be a vital resource for local districts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862658
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Adsit is superintendent/principal of Harney County School Districts No. 4 and #1J located in Crane, Oregon. He has had 31 years of successful and progressively responsible experience as a teacher and school administrator. George Murdock is superintendent of the Umatilla-Morrow Education Service District in Pendleton, Oregon, the executive director of the Oregon Small Schools Association, and the president of the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts. He was previously superintendent of the Pasco (Washington) School District with a current enrollment of 11,500 students. In 1997, he was named Washington's superintendent of the year.

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Table of Contents

1 The problem of declining funds for schools 5
2 Cost-saving tips for district and school-level administration 27
3 Cost-saving tips for instructional services 54
4 Cost-saving tips for support services 87
5 Cost savings for community colleges 124
6 Generating alternative revenue sources in education 134
7 A very brief summary 142
App. A AEPA school purchasing cooperative members 144
App. B Cost-cutting and revenue generating ideas to use with staff, advisory groups, and community members 153
App. C Submit your own creative ideas for cutting costs and generating revenues 213
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2005

    A Must Read

    This new book in full of practical ideas for school administrators, school board members, legislators, policy advisors, and school finance professors. Outstanding!

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