Every day, school leaders across the country are having to make difficult decisions in this economically demanding environment. If you are a leader facing this challenge in your own school or district, this is the book you need! Experienced educators Johnston and Williamson offer practical advice to help you tackle a variety of tough issues, including staff reductions and program termination. You'll learn how to...
Wring every bit of performance out of every available dollar
Plan innovations and evaluate their effectiveness
Engage faculty and the community
Streamline operations using digital technology and social media
Use four strategies-reduce, refine, restructure, and regenerate-to make your school more efficient and effective
Each chapter is filled with tips, tools, exercises, and mini-cases to help you apply these ideas to your own situation. You'll gain the confidence and knowledge to manage your budget while ensuring your students get the full benefit of a quality education.
J. Howard Johnston is Professor of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida. He is the recipient of the NASSP's Distinguished Service Award and NMSA's John Lounsbury Award for lifetime achievement. He is also the author of seven books and more than one hundred fifty publications. Ronald Williamson is Professor of Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. He has served as Executive Director of the National Middle School Association and as President of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. He is also the author of seven books.
Meet the Authors Preface Part 1: Welcome to the New Normal Chapter 1: Good News, Bad News: Introducing the Landscape of the New Normal Part 2: Leading and Prospering in the New Normal Environment Chapter 2: Critical role of leadership in the new normal environment Chapter 3: Leadership Competencies and Skills for the New Normal Environment Chapter 4: Changing leader roles Part 3: Strategies for Prospering in the New Normal Environment: The Four Rs. Chapter 5: Reducing the Budget Chapter 6: Refining School Practices and Stretching the School Dollar Chapter 7: Re-prioritize School Goals and Functions Chapter 8: Regenerate with Partnerships and Sponsorships Chapter 9: Regenerate with Fees, Grants, Contracts and Entrepreneurial Activity Part 4: Tools and Strategies Chapter 10: Leadership Tools and Strategies Chapter 11: Technology Tools Digital resources for school leadership Social Media and leadership Using technology to generate resources Resources and References