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The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

Third Edition
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December 2017 | 352 pages | Corwin
Create winning budgets aligned with today’s fiscal and academic realities

Developing budgets that meet changing economic constraints and instructional expectations is a challenge. The Principal’s Guide to School Budgeting is for administrators who want to enhance their instructional, technical, and managerial skills not only as school leaders but also as visionaries, planning coordinators, and budgeting managers. While retaining the features that made the first two editions bestsellers, this third edition incorporates the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), up-to-date statistics related to budgeting during lean times, and information about budgeting for technology enhancements and to meet new state and federal standards. Readers will find

a budgeting checklist and templates
standards-oriented scenarios
case study applications and questions
experiential activities
a glossary of terms

Showcasing real school finance scenarios, this guide will help administrators plan a successful budget, monitor funds, evaluate budget reports, and prepare action plans that keep students achieving during challenging times.  
About the Authors
Chapter 1: The Budget–Vision Relationship and the National Standards
Chapter 2: Culture, Data, Conflict Resolution, and Celebrating Success
Chapter 3: A Model for Integrating Vision, Planning, and Budgeting
Chapter 4: Understanding the Budgeting Process
Chapter 5: Effective, Efficient, and Essential Budgeting Practices
Chapter 6: Building the School Budget
Resource A. Selected Forms
Resource B. Experiential Exercises
Resource C. Budgeting Checklist for School Administrators


Richard Dwane Sorenson

Learn more about Richard Sorenson's PD offeringsRichard D. Sorenson, Professor Emeritus, is the former department chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also served as the director of the Principal Preparation Program. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in educational leadership. Dr. Sorenson served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for human resources. Dr. Sorenson continues to work with graduate students at UTEP teaching school-based budgeting and school... More About Author

Lloyd Milton Goldsmith

Learn more about Lloyd Goldsmith's PD offeringsLloyd Milton Goldsmith is the director of the Principal Preparation Program and former chairperson for the Graduate Studies in Education Department at Abilene Christian University. He earned his EdD from Baylor University in the area of educational leadership. Dr. Goldsmith served public schools for 29 years as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal at a junior high school, and an elementary school principal. Dr. Goldsmith led the migration of the graduate education program to an online format. He is currently involved in developing an online EdD in educational leadership. Dr.... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781506389455