Fiscal Fitness for School Administrators
How to Stretch Resources and Do Even More With Less
- Robert D. Ramsey - Consultant
Education Finance & Funding
The first comprehensive guide for making the most of school resources . . . and even thriving in times of dwindling funds!
This no-nonsense handbook covers every aspect of fiscal fitness for today's schools, from cutting costs without cutting essential programs and accomplishing as much as before—or more!—with less staff to running a low-cost, no-frills activity program.
Based on years of front-line experience, this guide includes tips on:
- The role of principals in hard times
- Cost containment
- Creative staffing
- How to get the biggest bang for your program buck
- How to get everyone involved in fiscal fitness
- How to find, raise, and attract money in hard times
- How to make the most of time—the resource that keeps on ticking
There isn't a principal anywhere who doesn't have questions about how do more with less. This is the book with the answers!
Robert D. Ramsey is a lifelong educator who has served as a "leader of leaders" in three award-winning school districts in two different states. His frontline experience includes positions as teacher, counselor, assistant principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent, acting superintendent, and adjunct professor. Most recently, he has served as associate superintendent in the St. Louis Park, MN schools, where every school has been designated by the federal government as a National School of Excellence. Ramsey's writings include Secondary School Principal's Survival Guide, 501 Tips for Teachers, and Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way.
This no-nonsense handbook covers every aspect of fiscal fitness for today's schools, from cutting costs without cutting essential programs (and accomplishing as much as before – or more! – with less staff) to running a low-cost, no-frills activity program to raising money for your school. Based on years of front-line experience, the guide spells out school-tested ways to stretch curriculum dollars, get better administration for less money, and more. There isn't a principal anywhere who doesn't have questions about how to make the most of what he or she has got and how to do even more with less. This book has the answers.