ERIC Number: ED154499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Decentralized Budgeting: Making the Management Team Work.
Cunningham, Paul H.
School principals tend to be well enough trained to serve as superintendents or assistant superintendents and to expect and receive high salaries as a result. This training ought to be put to use by involving school principals more thoroughly in the decision-making process. While boards of education retain the authority for fixing the budget and superintendents see that the budget is met, principals should have more say in how that budget is applied in their individual buildings. This will allow principals to respond innovatively to the local situation in terms of personnel, materials, and curriculum, within bounds established by policy, while leaving central office personnel freer to concentrate on broad goals and directions, evaluations, and development of the school system as a whole. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (38th, Anaheim, California, April 1-4, 1978)