ERIC Number: ED125141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-24
Reference Count: N/A
Project Conversion: A PPBS Model for North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Joyce, Paul F.
The object of this practicum was to help the small North Smithfield (Rhode Island) School System convert its budgetary procedures from a traditional Function/Object Budget to a Planning, Programing, Budgeting System (PPBS) format. The practicum effort incorporated an inservice training component for key staff members, plus a cooperative effort with the Rhode Island Department of Education to standardize the system's standards of accounting. Section 1 identifies North Smithfield's perceived budgetary and accounting needs and discusses the possibility of utilizing PPBS to meet those needs. Section 2 establishes a theoretical and practical framework for meeting the various needs of the system's staff and administration, as well as the community and state, through use of a PPBS model. Section 3 includes the detailed models used for the inservice phase, presents both Smithfield's old and new budgetary designs, and discusses the rationale and crosswalk capabilities of the practicum. Section 4 describes the pretest and posttest assessment of staff involvement and skills during the inservice phase and presents an overall summative evaluation of the practicum. Section 5 reviews the practicum's first-year accomplishments and describes certain follow-up activities planned for its second year. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island