ERIC Number: ED309549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The California CBO: The 1987-88 Profile of Chief Business Officials in California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report describes the results of a survey designed to provide descriptions of chief business officials (CBOs): their personal characteristics, their career paths, and their preparation. All chief business officials in California K-12 school districts and in offices of county superintendents of schools received questionnaires regarding the CBO position; 662 responses were returned. With regard to personal characteristics, the findings revealed that the CBO in California school districts is a white male, around 45 to 50 years of age, with an expected retirement date of 1998. His yearly salary is about $50,000, and the position he holds is classified rather than certificated. Thirty-seven percent had prior outside experience in business, the military, or civil service. The CBO depended upon personal contacts for advancement. In relation to career paths and preparation, most CBOs had a master's degree. They concurred that budget preparation was the principal skill needed. The CBOs expressed satisfaction with their jobs but were most concerned about the need for a balance between required tasks and allocated resources. Another concern was that the position be advanced in terms of professional understanding and recognition. (JAM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Occupational Surveys, Profiles, School Business Officials
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-20271 ($4.50, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California