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ERIC Number: EJ1005290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Site-Based Budgeting: A New Age of District Finance
Perry, Mary
Leadership, v42 n5 p8-11 May-Jun 2013
The effects of linking school districts' funding directly to the students they serve and providing local school districts and communities with more control over how that money is spent could ripple through the entire K-12 system, from the state Capitol to the classroom. For district leaders anxious to improve their schools and better support learning for all students, it could also represent a real opportunity to depart from business as usual in the areas of financial management and budgeting. The Strategic School Funding for Results (SSFR) project was designed to translate the ideas of per-pupil resource allocation tied to student characteristics, site-level budgeting and financial autonomy into more transparent budgeting processes and increased local accountability for results. In the process, the SSFR partners identified some strategies likely to prove useful to any district leaders wanting to find effective ways to put more budget control into the hands of their school principals, staffs and communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California