Developing budgets that meet changing economic constraints and instructional expectations is a challenge. The Principal’s Guide to School Budgeting is for administrators who want to enhance their instructional, technical, and managerial skills not only as school leaders but also as visionaries, planning coordinators, and budgeting managers. While retaining the features that made the first two editions bestsellers, this third edition incorporates the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), up-to-date statistics related to budgeting during lean times, and information about budgeting for technology enhancements and to meet new state and federal standards. Readers will find
• a budgeting checklist and templates
• standards-oriented scenarios
• case study applications and questions
• experiential activities
• a glossary of terms
Showcasing real school finance scenarios, this guide will help administrators plan a successful budget, monitor funds, evaluate budget reports, and prepare action plans that keep students achieving during challenging times.