ERIC Number: ED173972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-17
Reference Count: 0
Getting the Most from the Budget Exercise.
Cressman, R. A.
This paper discusses global budgeting--a concept devised by the Lanark County Board of Education in the Province of Ontario--which involves more staff participation in determining how budget dollars are spent. Staff is required to create a list of priorities for programming. Then the principal and the staff collectively, with the principal ultimately responsible for the decision, determine the numbers of teaching, secretarial, and custodial staff they will employ, and the amounts to be expended on supplies, libraries, and all other resources. The global budgeting process is successful, the paper says, in that it makes school principals more responsible managers than line item budget control could ever do. Also, the involvement of teachers through their schools rather than through their unions is a unifying force in the system. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Global Budgeting; Ontario
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education (2nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17-20, 1979); Appendices may not reproduce clearly due to small print