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The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

Third Edition
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February 2018 | 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


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ISBN: 9781506389455