Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to Purchase TextBooks

This blog post deals with how to purchase textbooks and other related learning materials. Of course, we want our students to have the best and latest learning materials we can afford, including textbooks, computers, and other related learning materials. However, times are much different now than in the past. Revenues from property taxes are limited, […]

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Financial Indicators

This article talks about Financial Indicators to determine the fiscal strength of your school district. Fund balance and its relationship to the total school district’s budget is an important indicator of their financial condition. Fund Balance is recognized as surplus from accumulated funds from prior years. The audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) will show […]

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School Construction Projects

School construction projects can cost a school district millions of dollars. It is important that these projects are planned out very carefully in order to get the most out of precious resources. The Trenton School District recently completed a project only to find that it built a new school on contaminated property. This end of […]

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PARCC Testing

PARCC Testing has become widely controversial in the State of New Jersey. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. PARCC is comprised of certain states working together for the purpose of seeing if students are prepared to enter college or the workforce. PARCC tests are computer based and the goal […]

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Superior Budget Presentations

SUPERIOR BUDGET PRESENTATIONS BY JOSEPH TRAMONTANA The best budget presentations are the ones that are clear and concise. What is the point of delivering a budget presentation to a group of parents if they do not understand the concepts? School Finance and School Budgets are complex enough without adding additional jargon. So what constitutes an […]

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