The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Darin Drill
"I highly recommend this book to budget committees, site-based groups, educational administration professors, and new administrators. It is a great book to start out with for budgeting and connecting vision to the process. There are many examples provided that can be used right now in schools during a budgeting cycle. "
AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice
"Practical information that the school principal needs. The book is a resource that school principals should put on their desks, not their bookshelves. Additionally, the university professor may want to consider the book as a reference for students. "
Darin Drill
"I highly recommend this book to budget committees, site-based groups, educational administration professors, and new administrators. It is a great book to start out with for budgeting and connecting vision to the process. There are many examples provided that can be used right now in schools during a budgeting cycle."
AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice
"Practical information that the school principal needs. The book is a resource that school principals should put on their desks, not their bookshelves. Additionally, the university professor may want to consider the book as a reference for students."
Dr. Michael Fanning
"I wish I had had this book before I became a principal for the first time! Yes, we do want to manage funds wisely. But this book goes farther; it teaches new school leaders how to think creatively and it helps them utilize resources to bring about greater equity of learning for all students. They also clearly explain how to create inclusiveness so that all stakeholders become supporters of the school's plan for improvement. "
Genie Bingham Linn
"Budgeting is the one area where future and/or new principals feel most insecure! Time and time again we hear our students say they feel like they don't know enough about handling the finances of their school. My students found The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting to be a very clear and practical resource that had information and instructive exercises to ease their anxiety about the task and help them with their jobs. "
Doctor - Michael Fanning
"I wish I had had this book before I became a principal for the first time! Yes, we do want to manage funds wisely. But this book goes farther; it teaches new school leaders how to think creatively and it helps them utilize resources to bring about greater equity of learning for all students. They also clearly explain how to create inclusiveness so that all stakeholders become supporters of the school's plan for improvement. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412925327
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Ed D from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in the area of educational leadership.

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 Ed D in educational leadership from Baylor University.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors
1. 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
2. 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
3. School Culture and Using Data Effectively School Culture Data Driven Decision Making Barriers to the Use of Data Dimensions of Data Types of Data Assessment Final Thoughts Discussion Questions Case Study Application: L. B. Jensen Middle School
4. 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)
5. 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
6. 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 Case Study Application 1: Shifting Paradigms With Changing Times Case Study Application 2: Requisition Season at Cover Elementary
7. Celebrating Success, Acknowledging Opportunities, and Ethical Leadership Celebrating Success Acknowledging Opportunities for Growth and Development The Leadership Role: Ethical and Moral Behaviors Resource A: Selected Templates and Forms Strategy Page Budget Development Spreadsheet Resource B: 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 Resource C: Budgeting Checklist for School Administrators Resource D: State Departments of Education Websites References Index

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