Communicating School Finance

What Every Beginning Principal Needs to Know

Communicating School Finance

Communicating School Finance is an essential fiscal guide for beginning principals, designed to help them become truly conversant in the language of everyday educational money issues. Dr. Charles R. Waggoner discusses the basics and current trends of educational finance to provide the beginning principal with a firm foundation that is essential for novice principals. An excellent reference that is written in a clear, comprehensive manner, Communicating School Finance focuses on how to build budgets, how the principal affects the budget, and how the principal communicates the budget to the staff. It provides real-life examples that will guide school officials through the often incomprehensible maze of school funding. "Dr. Charles Waggoner has a wealth of successful experience from which to draw. Resourceful and very well read, Chuck has guided the financial fortunes of several districts with expediency and appropriate frugalness. This book is like a friend talking to the reader. Tells 'em all they need to know and doesn't scare them off or put them to sleep. Prospective principals should find it very useful without being overly labored." -Roger Icenogle, ex-principal and assistant regional superintendent of schools. "Chuck Waggoner is a financial genius." -Fred Abel, former professor of education

The School and Community Relations

The School and Community Relations

Well-researched and applied, this best-selling text provides school officials the “how” and the “why” for effective communication with their staff and the community to improve school quality and student learning. Chapters are sequenced so that the student can learn how to establish a public/community relations program that will be effective with every audience a school administrator will encounter. The authors continue to teach, research, and work extensively with school administrators, and this experience allows them to provide sound advice that is field tested and successful.

Public School Finance Decoded

A Straightforward Approach to Linking the Budget to Student Achievement

Public School Finance Decoded

Public School Finance Decoded discusses why the finance department needs to have a seat at the table during discussions about how to educate the whole child. Written in plain language, this book will empower school administrators to improve student achievement through understanding the impact school finance has on each student. It lays out a process for using expenditure data for predictive purposes towards student achievement and for efficiency indicators, which ensure efficient resource use for the necessary services of a school district.

American Public School Finance

American Public School Finance

School principals, superintendents, and other administrative personnel must have a solid understanding of the general finance and appropriation structure of federal, state, and local government as well as the ability to formulate and manage school budgets. With the guidance of this new text, educational leadership candidates preparing for such roles will learn the realities of school finance policy, issues, and applications. By providing critical analysis and by including unique chapters on misconceptions about school finance, demographic issues, spending and student achievement, and future trends, authors William Owings and Leslie Kaplan exceed the coverage of these topics as found in other texts.