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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


A solid education is the foundation of a successful society. Because of this, it is vital that the various components of the educational system undergo continuous analysis, in order to ensure their effectiveness and constant improvement. In this paper, the author examines and analyzes the process used to form the Penn Yan Central School system budget. First he examines the major areas of expense incurred by the school, including textbook materials, supplies, and other expenses of instruction. Then he describes the responsibilities/functions of the chief administrator in this process, and compares Penn Yan’s procedures to that of other school systems. Finally, the author makes seventeen recommendations to improve the budget formation process, including improving communication between administration and staff, and streamlining the supply ordering process. Appendices include forms used by school staff as part of the budgeting process.


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