ERIC Number: EJ1071609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
To Bond or Not to Bond? That Is the Question
Balzer, Wayne E.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v18 n3 p264-270 Sep 2015
This case, inspired by a real school district scenario, was developed for use in a graduate-level course in school finance. James Spencer had just been selected as the new superintendent of a low-income, 400-student, rural school district in need of many capital improvements. The previous superintendent had refused to hold a bond election because of persistent criticism and negative feelings resulting from the previous bond election 8 years earlier. Mr. Spencer was left to analyze the district's needs, resources, political climate, state laws, and the latest research to answer this vexing question: to bond or not to bond?
Descriptors: School Districts, Vignettes, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Superintendents, Administrative Change, Disadvantaged Schools, Rural Areas, Low Income Groups, Bond Issues, Tax Effort, Finance Reform, School Taxes, Needs Assessment, Educational Resources, Political Influences, Politics of Education, State Policy, Educational Research, Budgeting, Court Litigation, Research Needs, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Educational Administration
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