ERIC Number: ED220909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Competencies Needed by Chief School Business Administrators. A Report on the Results, Conclusions and Implications of a Research Study to Identify the Competencies Needed by Chief School Business Administrators in Large and Small School Districts.
McGuffey, C. W.
A national survey sought to identify the competencies that chief school business administrators (CSBAs) in large and small school districts think are important for their job. Seventy-five respondents, out of a random stratified sample comprising 143 members of the Association of School Business Officials, ranked 264 statements in 28 major task areas on the Competency Statement Instrument (CSI). Each competency statement was ranked on a scale measuring the CSBA's degree of responsibility for the task and a scale measuring the level of importance of CSBA competence in the task. Among the 28 task areas were financial planning and budgeting, fiscal auditing and reporting, purchasing, legal control, office management, plant maintenance, community relations, data processing, transportation services, food service, and staff development. Statistical analysis indicated that the CSBAs considered fiscally-related competencies most important; that CSBAs have less responsibility for more specialized areas, such as facilities planning; that CSBAs from small districts ranked some fiscal competencies higher than did large districts' CSBAs; and that CSBAs from large districts delegated more responsibilities than did those from small districts. Tables showing the survey results are appended, as is a copy of the CSI. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Performance, Job Skills, Money Management, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Business Officials, Tables (Data)
Publications Department, Research Corporation of the Association of School Business Officials of the United States and Canada, 720 Garden Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (Order No. 2905; $12.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials of the United States and Canada, Park Ridge, IL. Research Corp.