ERIC Number: ED424661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Let's Talk School Business.
Meglis, Edward, Jr.
Ways in which to stimulate an in-depth analysis of school finances are presented. The text is intended for a wide audience and can be utilized as a college-level text or as supplemental material. Nine chapters discuss a variety of topics of interest to public administrators: politics and school finance, including overviews of departments of education, local boards of education, the courts and school finance, vouchers, tuition tax credits, and charter schools; the cost of education, such as mandates, collective bargaining, utilities, special education, and vandalism; paying for education through funding formulas and revenue sources; facilities and the infrastructure problem; budgeting and reporting, including budget development, controlling the budget, and financial accounting and reporting; insurance/risk management and suggestions for purchasing insurance; banking and investing; alternative sources of revenue, such as advanced treasury notes, advertising, energy management, facilities, and foundations; and the training required of school business administrators and the anonymity surrounding the position. Each chapter features a short conclusion that sums up its contents. (Includes a glossary of terms and an index.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Budgeting, Business Administration, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, Public Administration
Association of School Business Officials International, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190-9952; Tel: 703-478-0405 ($40).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.