EDUC 6544: School Finance (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This course is an introductory course in school finance. Since funding is so varied from state to state, it will be personalized to the course participants' local districts. It will include a review of the federal state, and local roles in school funding, the variety of funding options to include grants and non-profit sources, how budgets are built at the local district level, and how all funds should be allocated for the education of pupils and the maintenance and overall operation of the school district. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the school administrator to manage funds efficiently and to allocate resources on programs that improve student achievement.