ERIC Number: EJ945589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Dollars and Sense: A Budget-Building Framework of Transparency for Superintendent Leadership
Bird, James J.
Management in Education, v25 n4 p156-162 Oct 2011
School superintendents annually need to gain affirmative votes from their governing bodies to approve their district budgets. This paper proposes a framework through which the superintendent can express the district's educational needs and concomitant resource allocations in conceptual terms rather than in multi-columned ledgers. The framework calls for transparency, the involvement of all stakeholders and simplicity. It posits the superintendent in the vital leadership position of being the catalyst for orchestrating change for continuous improvement across the district. Components of the framework include repositories for concepts including: staffing, programme improvement, curriculum development and capital outlay.
Descriptors: Superintendents, Budgets, Resource Allocation, Expenditures, Politics of Education, Governing Boards, Educational Needs, Administrator Responsibility, Information Dissemination, Visual Aids, Classification, Program Budgeting, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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