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LEAD 6002 - School Administration and Resource Management

Books on Finance / Budget

Tips for Finding Research Articles

ERIC is always a good starting point for educational research.  Some good subject headings inlcude

  • educational finance provides a broad starting search on a variety of issues as well as government analysis documents.  From here, you can add additional terms as needed.  For assistance with setting up a search, see the Research Help box on the Library Resources tab for tutorials.
  • contract negotiations focuses in on contracts
  • salary schedules provides both information and analysis
  • bond issues/bond levy/bond funding all offer details on bonds
  • tax levy/millage/tax revenue provide perspectives on this funding method

All of the search terms above can be narrowed by adding a second terms such as

  • United States/Missouri to narrow the national or state system
  • elementary and secondary education to focus in on K-12 v. higher education issues

You may also find additional information in 

  • Business Source Complete
  • Military and Government Collection
  • Data-Planet which has a section on School Finance

MO DESE Finance Websites

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:  School Finance

The School Finance Section is responsible for calculating and distributing Basic Formula, Classroom Trust Fund, Proposition C and Small Schools Grant payments to local school districts and charters schools throughout Missouri. School Finance is responsible for the creation and publication of the Missouri Financial Accounting Manual and assists local school officials with the coding of revenues and expenditures as well as budgeting for the above mentioned state revenues. The Section also assists school districts and charter schools with the completion of the Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR) and MOSIS/Core Data cycles that contain information such as attendance, free and reduced lunch, calendar, and tax levy information, which have an impact on the state aid payments.  

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