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    Proposal: School Budget

    Number of Pages: 10


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    A 10 page paper. The scenario is: a school district in California has adopted school-based budgeting. The principal has been asked to develop a budget to submit with commentary as deemed appropriate. The essay provides a 'snapshot' of the school, including demographics, programs, number of classrooms at each grade level, and the vision and mission of the school. The budget is then presented with commentary included in the table. The budget is compared in terms of differences with a sister school. The writer then discusses if anything can be further reduced. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    from the list of students participating in free or reduced cost lunch. * Spanish is the primary home language of 20 percent of our students. * Russian is the primary  language of 5 percent of the school student population. * Another 3 percent of the student population have other home languages including Chinese (4), Mandarin (3), Hmong (1), Vietnamese (4),  Laotian (2), and Filipino (3). * 45 percent of students are receiving some sort of additional academic support, such as Special Education, Reading Lab, Math Lab, Writing Lab.  Programs offered at the school include 4 half-day kindergarten classes serving a total of 80 kindergarten children; each class has one teacher and one teaching assistant. The same teacher and  teaching assistant teach the morning and afternoon class. We had originally planned to extend kindergarten to full-day but budget cuts have delayed this action. Grades 1, 2 and 3 serve  20 to 22 students per classroom. Grades 4, 5, and 6 serve 25 - 26 students per classroom. There are four grade 1 classrooms (80 students), three grade 2 classrooms  (66 students) and three grade 3 classrooms (65 students). There are three grade 4 classrooms (76 students; three grade 5 classrooms (78 students); and three grade 6 classrooms (78 students).  The professional staff includes one principal, one part-time assistant principal, two certificated ECE/kindergarten teachers, 19 certificated regular classroom teachers, 1 special education resource teacher, three specialist teachers (reading, writing,  math), one part-time speech-language therapist, one full-time librarian, two full-time office personnel, one of whom is also a specially trained health aide, two full-time kindergarten assistant teaching aides, 10 part-time  regular classroom teaching assistants, two full-time special resource teaching assistants, one maintenance worker, one part-time physical education teacher, three part-time kitchen staff. Part-time music and art specialists were cut 

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