According to the National Center for Educational Statisticsapproximately fifteen percent of low- and high-income parents choose alternative public or private schools over their neighborhood school. Despite rising enthusiasm for school choice, it is still not clear if students are making educational gains in these alternative learning environments.
I know that robust financial structures are in place with office staff, accountant, and service provider. I know how money is receipted, how cheques are drawn, where the cheque book is left at night, where the cash is kept overnight.
I know and understand the internal financial controls and know that staff is applying them. An order book system is in place. I know how to call in order books if spending gets out of hand.
Our financial filing systems are easy to follow. If I need to look up a payment, the process is straightforward.
Financial timelines are adhered to — that is, monthly reporting for the board and so on. All financial reports are available to the board meeting. Prior to meetings, I will have read and understood what our current financial position is.
I know how the plans for year cyclical maintenance and 5-year property funding work, and how the 10 year plan is linked to the budget. For example, a school is required to budget to keep exterior paint work up to date.
I know about replacing assets and ensuring funds are put aside for this.
I plan so that there are no surprises. I review depreciation and benchmark rates annually. I ensure the roll is checked against the operational grant notice after the 1 March and 1 July roll returns for primary.
Secondary schools now have their operational grant reviewed at the time of the quarterly grant drops. Roll changes will impact on future staffing as well.
I do not create large reserves. The money is provided annually for the students and should not be squirreled away unless it has a specific purpose. I ensure appraisal systems for office staff who handle cash and do accounting work are carried out fully. I prepare my budgets in Term 4.School Sustainability; and Are Charter Schools Improving Student Achievement, focus on states’ charter legislation, education systems in charter schools, teachers in charter schools, and the impact of charter schools on student achievement.
Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and initiativeblog.com charter school, with implications that the public charter school might be providing or subsidizing services to private school students and/or charging tuition; and • A clear delineation of budgets between the public charter school and private preschool.
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Charter and private schools also make much greater use of non-financial rewards than district schools to draw and keep the best teachers.
Most importantly, what emerged from our research is a. For example, Arizona charter school students had a day disadvantage in math compared to public school students but charter school students in D.C.
had a day advantage over their peers in public schools.