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ERIC Number: EJ914002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Declining Resources, Targeted Strategies
Levenson, Nathan
School Administrator, v68 n1 p10-17 Jan 2011
As resources shrink, the need to do more with less becomes critical. As a business CEO turned superintendent, this author has seen firsthand that many options exist, but none are fun, easy, or politically rewarding. He contends that the challenge of managing declining resources is not the choice between doing less for children or discovering new revenue. It is finding the political skill, cover, and buy-in to do what matters most for students, even at the expense of the adults. In this article, the author describes how he made the best of a shrinking budget by connecting spending to the district's vision and by prioritizing limited resources to address what matters most to the children.
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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