Course Information

School Finance (EDU 683)

Term: 2018-2019 Academic Year Spring Semester


Wendy Michelle Cox
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Thu, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (1/7/2019 - 5/1/2019) Location: COBB SPRAY TBA


EDU 683. School Finance 3-0-3
This course will provide candidates with an overview of the major areas of school business and resource management focusing on the duties of a school administrator including school finance and budgeting. Candidates will compare a school-based educational leader's daily role of decision-making related to finance and budgeting with the district level educational leader. The course examines the basic conceptual issues in school finance including the sources of funding for local schools, the basis of fiscal federalism, and different conceptions of equity. It also includes the major programs of federal and state funding and introduces budgets and the budgeting process. These topics also will be examined; school safety, educational facilities planning and management, school accounting and auditing, cash managment, risk management, purchasing and central distribution, school food service, student transportation, property tax, SPLOST and constructio