ERIC Number: ED319094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Making Sense of School Budgets: A Citizen's Guide to Local Public Education Spending.
Weston, Susan Perkins; And Others
Citizens need to understand and control how their money is used in local public schools. District publications and records probably contain the answers to many of the questions concerning local education spending. This booklet was designed to unravel the mysteries surrounding budget proposals and increased spending. Accordingly, part 1 explains the data available in most school budget statements, and part 2 identifies ways to locate information those statements may not provide. For some citizens, a careful review of the existing budget may put any concerns to rest. Others will conclude that reform is in order, and part 3 suggests some steps that will help them carry out those reforms. Appended is a glossary. (SI)
Descriptors: Budgets, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Audits, Government Publications, Public Schools, School Budget Elections, School District Spending, School Support, State School District Relationship
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (Stock No. 065-000-00382-1; $1.75 domestic; add 25% on international orders; verify price on orders placed after March 1990).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.