ERIC Number: ED199804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Control Points in School Business Management, Presenting General Observations, Specific Control Points, and a Series of Checkpoints for the Practicing School Business Administrator.
Association of School Business Officials, Chicago, IL.
This revised outline of a 1962 address contains general guidelines considered still useful for practicing school business administrators. Introductory "general observations" and a preamble give advice about good personal qualities, policy and planning practices, and relations with school boards, community, staff, and fellow professional administrators. After defining the function of school business officials--to provide necessary resoures, personnel, and planning for meeting school goals--the outline touches on 11 major areas of school business administration. In each area it lists critical components and suggests proper actions. The areas covered are (1) business division organization, including relationship to the school district, lines of authority, and people and paper management; (2) business personnel recruitment, salaries, dismissal, and communications; (3) accounting functions, such as budgeting, money handling, and auditing; (4) facilities management and administrative, construction, custodial, and maintenance services; (5) pupil transportation, especially buses and bus drivers; (6) purchasing procedures, buying policies, and costs; (7) warehousing, to save space and money and control inventory; (8) food services, and the problems of productivity, costs, and contracting; (9) insurance requirements, distribution, and selection; (10) data processing, including selection of services and delivery systems; and (11) educational resources management systems (ERMS), for organizing necessary information. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Principles, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Guides, Budgeting, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Food Service, Insurance, Management Information Systems, Personnel Management, Purchasing, School Accounting, School Administration, School Business Officials, School Maintenance, Storage, Student Transportation
Publications Dept., Research Corp. of the Association of School Business Officials of the United States and Canada, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge, IL 60068 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials, Chicago, IL.
Note: Revised outline of an address at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials (48th, Dallas, TX, October 15-19, 1962) by Dr. Schyler C. Joyner.