For both aspiring and experienced education leaders in school budgeting, finance, and resource management courses, Money and Schools explains and demonstrates the relationship between money and equality of educational opportunity in a way that is clear, precise, and engaging. Grounded in research and best practices, this book provides a broad overview of school finance, budgeting, and resource allocation, an understanding of the underlying economic, social, legal, and political principles that drive how schools are funded, as well as a detailed examination of day-to-day funding operations. Rich pedagogical features include chapter opening challenges, chapter drivers, point/counterpoint discussions, case studies, and recommended resources. This accessible and engaging book offers strong connections to real-world experiences and detailed information on pre-K–12 funding history, concepts, and current operations.
New to this edition:
About the Authors
Part I: Overview of Broad Concepts
Chapter 1 Schools, Values, and Money
Chapter 2 Funding Schools: A Policy Perspective
Chapter 3 Basic Funding Structures
Part II: Operationalizing School Money
Chapter 4 School Funds: Accountability, Performance and Professionalism
Chapter 5 Budget Planning
Chapter 6 Budgeting for Human Resources
Chapter 7 Budgeting for Instruction
Chapter 8 Budgeting for Student Activities
Chapter 9 Budgeting for School Infrastructure
Chapter 10 Budgeting for Transportation and Food Services
Chapter 11 Budgeting for Legal Liability and Risk Management
Part III: A View of the Future
Chapter 12 Trends and the Future of School Funding
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