EDAD 5640: School Resource Alignment (School Finance)

EDAD 5640
School Finance

Course Resources

EDAD 5640 School Resource Fall 2017 Syllabus
Blackboard Access
2016 PDK Poll
2016 PDK Poll Power Point
TEA School Funding 101
2013-14 Business Operations Handbook


Course Outline

Date Class Topics Chapters/Readings

Assignment Due

Course Introduction/World and United States Perspectives on Education

August 24, 2017 Introductions, Course Overview, Requirements


US Perspective on Education

Ch. 1 None
August 31, 2017 United States Education: Whose Responsibility is it? None Online Discussion

School Finance: National and Historical Perspective

September 7, 2017 History of Public Education/School Finance Ch. 7 Online Discussion
September 14, 2017 Sources of Revenue Ch. 5 Current Events Discussion #1
September 21, 2017 Federal Interest in Education Ch. 8 Student Presentation
September 28, 2017 Adequacy vs. Equity: A Historical Debate Ch. 3, 4 Online Discussion

Texas Public Education

October 5, 2017 History of Texas Public Education None Online Discussion
October 12, 2017 Texas Public Education Funding 101 TEA School Funding Handbook Current Events Discussion #2

Student Presentation

October 19, 2017


Charter, Vouchers, Home School, and other school choice options None Online Discussion
October 26, 2017 Texas School Finance Lawsuits: An Overview Ch. 9, TEA School Funding Handbook, Selected Handouts Online Discussion
November 2, 2017 Texas Public Education: Where are We Heading Next? None Online Discussion

District/Campus Level Budget and Finance

November 9, 2017 The Budget Process: Planning and Vision Ch. 12 Student Presentations

Interview Paper Due

Campus Budget Activity

November 16, 2017 District Budgeting Responsibilities Ch. 11, 12, 14, 15 Online Discussion

Appraised Value Analysis

November 23, 2017 — Thanksgiving

November 30, 2017 Campus Level Budgets and Planning None Online Discussion

Current Events Discussion #3

Project and Final Exam

December 7, 2017 Comprehensive Final Exam None School Finance Lawsuits Synthesis Due