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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 532 - School Finance and Budgeting

Examines the financial contexts and legal requirements of educational budgeting. The roles of federal and state laws, regulations, and tax policies are considered, as are local conditions and concerns, in raising and distributing revenue. The processes of budgetary planning, preparation, management, and control are carefully evaluated.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Identify and analyze the sources of resources for schools and local education agencies (LEAs). 
  • Understand and be able to use and explain to lay people the technical language used to discuss education finance issues. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and present financial data, trends, and issues to the public served by the schools, and outline possible actions and their implications. 
  • Develop an effective budget-planning process that is driven by school and LEA priorities, that meets state requirements, and that involves the staff and community. 
  • Understand and apply basic concepts and practices of budget administration, accounting, and reporting.

Credits: 3

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