ERIC Number: EJ966671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Finding Funding: Community Partnerships and Public Education
DiNello, Sherri-Lin P.
School Business Affairs, v77 n4 p20-21 Apr 2011
The Southington Board of Education in Connecticut has committed itself to asking school administrators to look for funding alternatives so the board does not have to continuously say no. The Southington School District serves 6,900 students with an operating budget of $79.5 million, but that amount simply does not fund all its needs. The district made it a priority to reach out into the community to build partnerships. This article discusses how Southington community enthusiastically stepped up to the challenge; the result has been a variety of partnerships and revenue streams that bring additional funds into their classrooms.
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Education, Partnerships in Education, Fund Raising, School Community Relationship, Institutional Advancement, Educational Administration, Grantsmanship, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut