EDU 8327 School Finance/Budgeting Facilities/Plan

Prerequisite: Acceptive and continued enrollment in the doctoral program. This course will examine the fiduciary obligation of leaders in the context of a K-12 educational setting with particular focus on the need to manage organizational resources, which includes not just money, but human capital, time and facilities planning, procurement and operations in a way that promotes safe, efficient and effective learning environments. Particular attention will be paid to the alignment of scarce resources with campus and district instructional priorities equitably allocated between all diverse stakeholders. Alternative or supplementary funding sources will be explored through the study and application of grant writing procedures and practices. Part of the course will also examine the legal history of school funding disputes in Texas.


3 Credits