ERIC Number: ED030961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
PPBS and MIS: Their Role in Managing Education.
Perkins, Joseph A., Jr.
Planning, Programming, Budgeting Systems (PPBS) provide a new approach to the optimum use of limited school system resources in improving the learning process. In conjunction with Management Information Systems (MIS), PPBS is a tool which school officials can use to communicate to taxpayers the necessity for current school programs and the manner in which tax dollars are being allocated. PPBS requires that general educational goals, based on perception of the needs of the community, be translated into specific, quantifiable objectives to be carried out in specified time periods. Programs for carrying out these objectives are then specified and compared for expected effectiveness and cost. Approved longrun and shortrun programs are budgeted and put into operation. The various program operations are evaluated by a previously established criterion for fulfillment of the specified objectives. To estimate, evaluate, and report on operating systems within the multiyear PPBS framework, certain MIS data are required. The five major categories of MIS data are pupil data, program data, personnel data, facilities data, and financial data. On the basis of this data the school administration makes its decisions regarding programs and budgets. (DE)
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Identifiers: Planning Programming Budgeting System; PPBS
Note: Paper presented at the National School Finance Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1969).