School Budgeting for Hard Times: Confronting Cutbacks and Critics

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A win-win solution to the battle of the budget

Are you challenged to improve your school’s productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? This invaluable reference will show you how to do more with less. Educator William K. Poston, Jr. contends that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process, not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based ...

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Overview

A win-win solution to the battle of the budget

Are you challenged to improve your school’s productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? This invaluable reference will show you how to do more with less. Educator William K. Poston, Jr. contends that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process, not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based budgeting. This text gives step-by-step instructions for:

  • Using assessment data to determine budget priorities
  • Applying quality enhancement principles to the process
  • Incorporating measurable performance to attain funding

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Editorial Reviews

David Freitas
“The current fiscal crisis is clearly having a negative impact onour schools. This book offers practical strategies to overcome obstacles and constraints.This guide to doing more with less is essential for all school leaders.”
David L. Flynn
“This reader-friendly, practical and relatable book speaksdirectly to the practitioner, offering down-to-earth advice and realistic examples."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412990905
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,014,952
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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William K. Poston Jr. is an Emeritus Professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he served for 17 years. A former math and physics teacher, he accumulated 25 years of experience in educational administration including 15 years as a superintendent in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and in Billings, Montana. His experience includes serving as executive director of the Iowa School Business Management Academy—the licensure program for school business managers in Iowa—for 15 years. He is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. Poston has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Fenwick W. English
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Performance-Based Budgeting: Beginning the Journey: An Overview
2. Why Change: The Rationale for Performance-Based Budgeting
3. Budget Planning for Financial Effectiveness and Efficiency
4. Budgeting for Financial Prudence and Productivity
5. Organizing and Goal Setting for Performance-Based Budgeting
6. Constructing the Process for Performance-Based Budgeting
7. Developing Performance-Based Budget Increment Packages
8. Determining Budget Priorities and Component Funding Levels
9. Building the Budget Recommendation
10. Budget Issues and Evaluation
11. Ideas to Action: Commencing the Journey
Appendixes
References
Index

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