ERIC Number: ED231082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
School Site Budgeting/Management: The State of the Art.
Spear, JoAnn Palmer
This paper first explains that in school site budgeting management, principals, teachers, and community members are involved in allocating school funds appropriated by district offices to individual schools. After briefly commenting on the origins, assumptions, and process of school site budgeting management, the roles of the participants are outlined. To study this process of school organization, interviews were conducted at two suburban and two urban school systems located in four cities. Among the advantages of the process cited in the summary of findings are: (1) a cooperative examination of existing practices and programs, (2) the involvement of teachers in schools' financial status and spending limitations, (3) a closer relationship between parents and teachers, and (4) decision-making closer to the students. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Budgeting, Citizen Participation, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Principals, Resource Allocation, School Based Management, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Based Budgeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). This short paper is based on a more comprehensive commercially-available document. (See under "Availability.")