Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

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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. Much has also been written about 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 any tangible solutions or suggestions and results only in hollow rhetoric or convenient political sound bytes. Tim Adsit and George Murdock's journey into meaningful avenues for cost-savings in public education is clearly an exception. In this book, readers will find many practical ideas for saving money, which can be readily implemented.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607098980
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tim Adsit has served as a professional executive administrator throughout his career in school districts that value visionary leadership and continuous improvement in student learning and achievement. He also has experience serving as Superintendent/Principal in one of largest public boarding schools in the nation. He received his MEd and BS in education from Oregon State University, and did post-graduate work in educational administration at the University of Oregon. He received his Doctor of Divinity in the Winter of 2010 from the Cambridge Theological Seminary. George Murdock has served as superintendent of the Douglas Education Service District (ESD) since 2008. From 1999-2006 he was superintendent of Umatilla-Morrow ESD, and in 2003-2004 he also served as superintendent of the Ione School District and headed the Morrow County School District. Prior to taking over the ESD in Pendleton, Murdock spent six years as superintendent of the Pasco School District and eleven years as deputy superintendent of the Walla Walla School District. He received his MEd from Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, and his BS in agriculture and journalism from Washington State University.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Problem of Declining Funds for Schools 1

2 Cost-Saving Tips for District and School-Level Administration 23

3 Cost-Saving Tips for Instructional Services 49

4 Cost-Saving Tips for Support Services 79

5 Cost-Saving Tips for Community Colleges 111

6 Generating Alternative Revenue Sources in Education 123

7 A Very Brief Summary 137

Appendix A AEPA School Purchasing Cooperative Members 139

Appendix B A Survey Instrument: Cost-Cutting and Revenue-Generating Ideas to Use with Staff, Advisory Groups, and Community Members 149

Appendix C Submit Your Own Creative Ideas for Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues 203

References 205

Index 211

About the Authors 213

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