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978-1-4758-0987-9 • Hardback • May 2014 • $59.00 • (£45.00)
978-1-4758-0988-6 • Paperback • May 2014 • $31.00 • (£23.99)
978-1-4758-0989-3 • eBook • May 2014 • $29.50 • (£22.99)
Matthew Malinowski holds an M.P.A from the University of Pittsburgh. He has over thirteen years experience in government to include finance-based consulting, procedural reforms, and strategic planning. Currently as Director of Business Affairs at the School District of Cheltenham Township, contiguous with Philadelphia, PA, he oversees transportation, food service, budgeting, financial reporting, and taxes.
Chapter 1: Community-based budgeting
Chapter 2: Historical School Budgets
Chapter 3: Balancing Needs, Wants and Desires
Chapter 4: Budgets as a Financial Document
Chapter 5: Budgets as an Operational Document
Chapter 6: Budgets as a Policy Document
Chapter 7: Public Perception and Expectations
Chapter 8: Identify Your Community
Chapter 9: Various Forms of Community Based Budgeting
Chapter 10: Integration of Community based budgeting
Chapter 11: What works and what does not work?
Chapter 12: Resiliency
Chapter 13: Celebrate Success
Chapter 14: Take-A-Way
Public engagement is the currency of smart school business management. Malinowski provides a practical roadmap for guiding your district to solid fiscal standing in the worst of times.
— Christopher M. Berdnik, chief financial officer, Centennial School District, Southampton, Pennsylvania
In Matthew Malinowski's new text, he provides an informative and candid review of key elements for school districts to have a productive budget development process culminating in a well-developed school budget. Mr. Malinowski clearly articulates that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and clarifies straightforward practices for school districts to use, including community dialogue in the budget development process. For readers with a sincere interest in public education and school budgets, this book is a must read!
— Amy F. Sichel, Ph.D., AASA past-president and superintendent, Abington School District, Pennsylvania