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EDL-6800 School Finance

The primary focus of this course is on the management of public school resources to further the mission and vision of the school district and provide equitable opportunity for each child. Course topics include general accounting principles, collaborative school and district budgeting processes, cost drivers, cost-benefit analysis, ethical and responsible stewardship of school and district resources, and the social implications of school financial and resourcing decisions. Aspiring administrators become familiar with local, state, and federal laws and policies related to school finance while examining the cyclical nature of budget development. By considering practical, political, and contextual factors, this course encourages prospective leaders to adopt a systems perspective and advocate for coherence among all aspects of the organization and its programs and services.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, Mar 2024, May 2024, Jul 2024, Sep 2024, Nov 2024, Jan 2025, Mar 2025, May 2025

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