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EDUC580 - School Finance and Facilities


This course explores the principles of public school financing and the roles of federal, state and local governments and agencies in financing public education. The content will incorporate forces of economic change, development of new societal and educational infrastructures, and implications for social spending. Techniques and methods of estimating local, state, and federal revenues; alternative methods of school budget planning and control; managing human resources, and cost analysis will be covered. Taxation for school purposes, the economics of education, equity and disparity issues, budgetary concerns, strategic planning, and procedures for school-site management are included. An analysis of federal and state legal issues pertaining to the provision of funds for public education is covered.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting, 2nd ed. (Ebook format only available at the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources if a hard copy is preferred.)
ISBN: 9781452255477
Publication Info: Corwin
Author: Sorenson, R and Goldsmith, L
Unit Cost: $27.24
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $35.42