Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

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R&L Education, Dec 1, 2010 - Education - 214 pages
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At no time in the history of public education has there been such a dramatic discrepancy between accelerated standards and expectations and adequate funding for our schools. Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement. Much has also been written about the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are spent. Unfortunately, most of the input regarding the need for 'belt-tightening' is unaccompanied by any tangible solutions or suggestions and results only in hollow rhetoric or convenient political sound bytes. Tim Adsit and George Murdock's journey into meaningful avenues for cost-savings in public education is clearly an exception. In this book, readers will find many practical ideas for saving money, which can be readily implemented.
 

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Contents

1 The Problem of Declining Funds for Schools
1
2 CostSaving Tips for District and SchoolLevel Administration
23
3 CostSaving Tips for Instructional Services
49
4 CostSaving Tips for Support Services
79
5 CostSaving Tips for Community Colleges
111
6 Generating Alternative Revenue Sources in Education
123
7 A Very Brief Summary
137
AEPA School Purchasing Cooperative Members
139
A Survey Instrument CostCutting and RevenueGenerating Ideas to Use with Staff Advisory Groups and Community Members
149
Submit Your Own Creative Ideas for Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues
203
References
205
Index
211
About the Authors
213
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Tim Adsit has served as a professional executive administrator throughout his career in school districts that value visionary leadership and continuous improvement in student learning and achievement. He also has experience serving as Superintendent/Principal in one of largest public boarding schools in the nation. He received his MEd and BS in education from Oregon State University, and did post-graduate work in educational administration at the University of Oregon. He received his Doctor of Divinity in the Winter of 2010 from the Cambridge Theological Seminary.

George Murdock has served as superintendent of the Douglas Education Service District (ESD) since 2008. From 1999-2006 he was superintendent of Umatilla-Morrow ESD, and in 2003-2004 he also served as superintendent of the Ione School District and headed the Morrow County School District. Prior to taking over the ESD in Pendleton, Murdock spent six years as superintendent of the Pasco School District and eleven years as deputy superintendent of the Walla Walla School District. He received his MEd from Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, and his BS in agriculture and journalism from Washington State University.

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