Small Group Budget At A School

Building a Small Group Budget

A crucial and difficult component of budgeting is planning for expenses within the available resources.

Based on the information collected in Clinical Field Experience A, create an annual budget for the small group using a digital spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) to allocate funds to the selected group. Base this budget on both current and anticipated expenditures and revenues.

Include the following components in your budget:

 

 

· Current budget revenue and expenditures.

· Proposed revenue and expenditures.

LeaderInMe Small Group Sample Budget Excel File uploaded on PaperOwl

Leader in Me Budget
Year-One
Leader in Me Budget Summary
Northridge Elementary School
 
Anticipated Income
Source Amount  
School Budget $8,000.00  
Vivant Solar Funding Match $8,000.00  
PTA Donation $6,000.00  
Total: $22,000.00  
Anticipated Expenses
Line Item Amount  
Contractual Service $16, 000.00  
T-shirts: 738 students, 22 teachers, 15 extras x $5 $3,875.00  
Printing $100.00  
Awards/Ceremonies $500.00  
Contingency $1,000.00  
Total: $21,475.00  
Budget Surplus $525.00  
     
Year-Two
Leader in Me Budget Summary
Northridge Elementary School
 
Anticipated Income
Source Amount Change
School Budget $8,000.00  
Vivant Solar $8,000.00  
PTA $6,000.00  
Rollover from previous year $525.00 $525.00
Total: $22,525.00 $525.00
Anticipated Expenses
Line Item Amount Change
Contractural Service $16,000.00  
T-shirts: 747 students, 22 teachers, 15 extra x $5 $3,920.00 $45.00
Printing $100.00  
Awards/Ceremonies $550.00 $50.00
Contingency $1,000.00  
Total: $ 21,570.00 $95.00
     
Budget Surplus $955.00  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

· For line items that are increasing or decreasing significantly, include an explanation for the increase or decrease, supported by data you obtained through the needs assessment survey or interview.

Needs Assessment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V9JCC7M

Parent/Teacher Feedback Needs Assessment/(Answers in Yellow) Survey

Top of Form

Thank you for your participation. We’d like to learn more about your experiences with the “Leader in Me” program used at our school as well as the district’s 6 C’s program.

Question Title

1. How would you rate the quality of the “Leader in Me” program used at our school?

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Poor

Question Title

2. How well do the “Leader in Me” activities offered at our school match your student(s) interests and our school mission?

Not well at all

Mildly well

Fairly well

Quite well

Extremely well

Question Title

3. How would you rate the quality of the school district’s 6 C’s free student leadership program?

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Poor

Question Title

4. Based on your knowledge, how easy would it be for our school to cut funding for the “Leader in Me” program?

No easy at all

Mildly easy

Moderately easy

Tremendously easy

Question Title

5. In order to help students have stronger leadership skills, which of the 6 C’s would you like to see school funding spent on?

Critical Thinking

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity

Citizenship

Character Education

All of the above equally

None of the above

Question Title

6. How often do you attend “Leader in Me” programs at school?

Almost never

Monthly

Weekly

Daily

Question Title

7. What are the working strengths and/or gaps in the “Leader in Me” program?

Effective, too costly

 

 

Interview: Two music teachers are over the Leader In Me Program. It appears to have a big budget, but majority of funds goes to CONTRACTUAL SERVICE and T-shirts. The only wiggle room is if copies were made in black and white (free copies) instead of color copies made at a print shop. Music teachers find the program very good for youth leadership at our school. Parents volunteer often and are happy with the way their children think before acting out.

· Strategies demonstrating line items you would adjust if you do not receive the funds you are requesting.

(Not much could adjust in the budget. Copying would have to be made at the school which only has black and white, no color copies.)

Write a 500-word rationale for the budget, addressing the following:

· How this group operates to support the school’s mission and vision: (This is a leadership program for all of our students. The 6th graders get to meet over a lunch break once a month with the

· Justification of how the requested expenditures will support the school’s priorities and goals and promote continuous school improvement

· Strategies to build organizational capacity to rely less on school funding

APA format is required.

This assignment uses a rubric:

Current and Proposed Revenue and Expenditures (15) Budget comprehensively reflects both current and proposed revenue and expenditures.

Explanation of Increases and Decreases (15) Budget includes a detailed explanation for the increase or decrease of line items with substantial support from the needs assessment data.

Adjustment Strategies (15) Provides innovative strategies demonstrating line item adjustments based on lack of requested funding.

Rationale: Mission and Vision (10) Rationale provides insightful description of how the group operates to support the school’s mission and vision.

Rationale: How Requested Budget Supports School’s Goals (15) Rationale comprehensively justifies how budget will support the school’s priorities and goals and promote continuous school improvement.

Rationale: Building Organizational Capacity (15) Rationale provides realistic and effective strategies to build organizational capacity to rely less on school funding.

Organization(10) The content is well organized and logical. There is a sequential progression of ideas related to each other. The content is presented as a cohesive unit. Provides the audience with a clear sense of the main idea.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) (5)

 

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