ERIC Number: ED327938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Saving Techniques: What Works for Long Island School Districts.
Murphy, Dennis T.; McKeen, Robert E.
Cost-saving ideas and strategies for school districts are presented. Superintendents, school business officials, assistant superintendents of personnel and union leaders at 41 of Long Island's 125 school districts responded to a survey soliciting information about successful ideas and strategies they had used to keep cost down. They described what they had done, the method they used to computer cost savings, and to estimate what money was saved through the implementation of this strategy. The strategies used could not cause a loss in educational program or in the quality of education being offered. More than 70 strategies are grouped by the following types: employee benefits, transportation, financial management, insurance/risk management, instructional program practices, personnel practices, plant/facilities management, purchasing, support services, and food service. Each entry contains the title of the strategy, a one-paragraph description, a note on special consideration (e.g., availability of facilities, requirement to negotiate with unions), estimated cost savings, and commentary on each strategy by school business officials and superintendents (e.g., works best in small districts). The appendix includes a newspaper article by one of the authors and the data collection form. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Facilities Management, Money Management, Resource Allocation, School District Spending
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Long Island)