Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents by Davis, E. E. 'gene'Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents by Davis, E. E. 'gene'

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

byDavis, E. E. 'gene'

Paperback | May 16, 2010

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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.
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...
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Title:Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for SuperintendentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 11.14 × 8.49 × 0.48 inPublished:May 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607097540

ISBN - 13:9781607097549

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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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In Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents, Gene Davis and Jack Coffland combine their experiences as school district leaders and as university professors to identify numerous elements of effective leadership that apply to budget building. Complete with examples of helpful worksheets, the authors explore sound policy-development and board-relationship strategies that are useful, regardless of economic conditions. Davis and Coffland thoughtfully suggest how superintendents can adapt processes and strategies to small, midsize or large school systems. Their work is based on a strong orientation toward shared decision making when resolving complex, difficult budget choices.