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Business And Facilities Management

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In this course, candidates study the processes for managing business functions and school facilities. Principal candidates study school budgeting and accounting procedures and examine issues regarding facilities management. Principal candidates also participate in field experiences related to business and facilities management.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Foundations of School Funding

    • Analyze the federal government’s role in public education as prescribed by the United
      States Constitution, other federal legislation, and court decisions.
    • Analyze the changing demographics of America and the implications for educational funding.
    • Examine the various sources of revenue available to support public education.

    School Funding Formulas and Structures

    • Examine the various state funding formulas, including their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Analyze a state funding formula for a specific state.
    • Explore federal programs and grants available to public schools and taxation issues.

    Legal and Political Issues in School Funding

    • Identify the positive and negative impact of technology on school funding.
    • Identify current and future politically charged issues that influence school funding.
    • Analyze federal and state equity cases.

    Facilities Planning and Management

    • Examine the various methods of funding capital outlay projects.
    • Define risk management.
    • Analyze maintenance and operations of the school facility.
    • Describe the process of planning, programming, and designing educational learning environments that adhere to equity, legal, and policy requirements.
    • Examine tort liability issues in facilities planning and management.
    • Practice student population forecasting.
    • Describe bonding and capital outlay procedures for various projects, including school construction.
    • Analyze methods of purchasing and inventory control.

    Benefits of Funding

    • Examine the return on educational investment, particularly with respect to student achievement and societal benefits.
    • Analyze the relationship between funding equity and equal educational opportunities for students.
    • Examine the impact of federal aid, implemented through education legislation, on current public school programs.

    School District Budgeting and Accounting Procedures

    • Examine budget documents to differentiate between revenue and expenditure budgets.
    • Identify the requirements for accounting, reporting, and auditing procedures related to school financial matters under state law.
    • Examine school site budgeting preparation and distribution of funds to support student achievement.
    • Utilize technology in the preparation of a budget for a facilities improvement plan.
    • Identify the various components of a school district’s annual budget. 
    • Analyze the necessary steps and stakeholders involved in developing a school district’s annual budget.
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