Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents

Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents

by 'Gene' E. 'Gene' Davis, Jack A. Coffland

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Dramatic reductions in the dollars available for public education require a new and systemic approach to balancing school district budgets. This manual provides numerous examples of successful budget reduction strategies based on a six-step process that has demonstrated its effectiveness in small, medium, and large school districts. Supported by bargaining units and community leaders, the process described in this manual can enable the leadership of a district to plan its way through a financial crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607097556
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/16/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

E. E. 'Gene' Davis has more than twenty years of experience leading school districts and fifteen years in higher education working with school districts to improve organizational effectiveness. Jack A. Coffland has taught in public schools, led teacher training and leadership departments in higher education, and served as a director of an accountability systems department serving 56 school districts. He has authored several books, five workbooks, and eleven software programs in the field of mathematics education.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword
Part 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Budgeting in Times of Fiscal Crisis
Chapter 4 The Budget Reduction Process: An Overview
Chapter 5 Who Should Use This Process
Part 6 Leadership in a Fiscal Crisis
Chapter 7 Leadership in Times of Financial Crisis
Chapter 8 Communication during Times of Financial Crisis
Chapter 9 Basic Axioms of the Budget Reduction Process
Chapter 10 Guiding Principles for Budget Reduction Recommendations
Part 11 The Details: Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan
Chapter 12 Step 1: Situation Analysis
Chapter 13 Step 2: Establishing Strategic Direction
Chapter 14 Step 3: Idea Generation
Chapter 15 Step 4: Internal Idea Analysis
Chapter 16 Step 5: Staff/Community Evaluation
Chapter 17 Step 6: School Board Involvement
Part 18 The Future
Chapter 19 Leadership after the Financial Crisis

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