ERIC Number: ED358575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Requirements for Successful Financial Devolution.
Questions that must be addressed to ensure successful implementation of financial delegation to the schools are presented in this paper. The features necessary to successfully introduce increased financial delegation to the schools are described. Key questions are presented to help readers evaluate their own plans. The questions involve the following areas: objectives; scope of the plan; database quality; how funds are to be allocated to the schools; the degree of school autonomy in budgeting decisions; the linkage between financial management and school priority plans; the reexamination of roles and responsibilities within schools; the arrangements for clerical support and information technology; the reexamination of the implications for central administration; provisions for staff training; allotted time for implementation; and arrangements for monitoring and evaluation. A conclusion is that financial delegation appears to contribute to school efficiency, although it is not yet clear that it leads to improved effectiveness. (Contains 19 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (7th, Hong Kong, August 17-21, 1992). Broken type on many pages.