School Business Administration, Eighth Editionhelps readers develop a rationale for how school business administration functions and understand that role in current practice.This text maintains that the purpose of school business administration is to contribute to instructional effectiveness by helping key decision makers use financial resources wisely in support of educational goals. It views school business administration as a collaborative enterprise and takes a positive, proactive approach to the contemporary problems and issues facing education today.Hallmark Features Includes analysis of problems and issues that require leadership from school business administrators and also depicts the social, economic, and political context in which administrators work. Facilitates understanding of key concepts through adevelopmental sequence of chaptersand places the role of the school business office in its proper perspective as asupport activity. Usessite-based managementto illustrate principal and teacher involvement in school business administration. Presents chapters onmanagementandinformation systemsand a unique chapter oncash managementwith ways to enhance investment potential. Describessources of revenue and fiscal decisionsand how these impact school business administration in this new environment. Provides a unique focus onstudent achievementas the main goal that should be served by all divisions of the school organization. Shows how school organizations can receive more"bang for the buck" by providing guidelines and good business practices. Explains the integral importance of how SBA concepts relate to the superintendence team. Visit our Educational Leadership Supersite at www.ablongman.com/edleadership for additional leadership resources!Ray, John R. is the author of 'School Business Administration A Planning Approach', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205414147 and ISBN 0205414141.
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