ERIC Number: ED070181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-22
Reference Count: 0
Progress Report: The Development of a School District Budget Planning System (SPLAN). A Technical Memorandum.
Bratten, J. E.; And Others
The design and initial trial phase of a project to develop a computer-based budget planning system for school districts are reported in this document. From a teletype at the district office linked to a computer at System Development Corporation, a user (administrator) can retrieve specific portions or summaries of a prestored description of his personnel. In addition, an administrator can prepare alternative budgets at the teletype by modifying factors such as the salary base of the salary schedule. Analyses of data and observational notes indicate the need to incorporate this system more directly into the budget planning cycle by providing information regularly to administrators and to delete the interactive (teletype) capability. Administrators making planning decisions can readily tolerate several days' delay in obtaining the results of those decisions. (Author/DN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.