This course prepares candidates to conduct business operations or resource management functions in a K-12 organization. This course introduces the candidate to:
- Business operations in a K-12 setting
- Resource, human, fiscal, and materials management
- External resource community management
- The role of the building level administrator in conducting business operations and resource management
In the course project, Resource Management Manual: Defining Business Operations in a School Setting, students will describe the application of principles and practices of K-12 school business operation and resource management in a real school setting. The culminating project for the course is to write and publish the manual.
This course does not include a required field-based activity.
Course Learning Objectives
- Describe the principles and practices of school business operations and resource management and the role of the K-12 administrator in the governance of these matters, including laws, regulations, policies, and legal and ethical requirements.
- priority management, resource deployment, staff involvement, and technology applications.
- Describe the principles and practices of strategic, long-range, and operational planning of resources in a K-12 school.
- Describe the principles and practices of governance of fiscal, human, facility, material, service, and external community resources in K-12 schools.
- Describe the principles and practices of raising external and community resources in a K-12 school.