ERIC Number: ED117824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Reform, Revise or Rebuild: The 3R's Relating School Budget to District and School Objectives.
Watt, Robert S.
In order to relate the school budget to district and school goals and objectives, a process must be established that will provide an orderly approach for the school and community to follow. First, a thorough needs assessment should be made of the school and community. From this assessment should follow a set of goals and needs that provide the broad guidelines for all school activities. To maintain individual school autonomy, each school should perform the goals and needs assessment. The needs assessment process should be tailored specifically for the needs and resources of the individual school and district. In order to carry out objectives and move towards established goals or needs, a set of programs will be necessary to link the school's activities to its goals, needs, and objectives. Finally, budget relates expenditures to the various programs. Cost accounting methods should be employed as necessary. Activities should be continually monitored to determine whether objectives are being met at the best cost-effective ratio. Goals, needs, objectives, programs, and budgets must be continually reviewed, because school needs will change. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the California School Boards Association/Association of California School Administrators Conference (December 12-14, 1975)