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Expectations Exceeding Revenues: Budgeting for Increased Productivity

Expectations exceeding revenues
William K. Poston, JR.

Iowa State University

How do school leaders, who are regularly confronted with more to do but with fewer resources with which to do it, meet escalating expectations with diminishing resources? During tough financial times over the last few decades, it hasn’t been unusual for states or school boards either (1) to issue broad mandates that the school system must cut its budgets by a specific percentage or (2) to construct fiscal budgets equal to or less than current allocation levels. Generally, such mandates offer precious little guidance about exactly how school operations should achieve those cost savings and cutbacks or how to protect the ...

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