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School Money Matters: A Handbook for Principals


reviewed by Richard Sorenson — 2005

coverTitle: School Money Matters: A Handbook for Principals
Author(s): Davida W. Mutter and Pam J. Parker
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
ISBN: 087120813X, Pages: 160, Year: 2004
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School administrators sometimes have difficulty facing the possibility of employee theft because it is so foreign to the mission of schools and to the generally positive atmosphere characteristic of learning environments. Schooling is big business, however, and theft by school employees at all levels is on the rise (Walsh-Sarnecki, Schaeffer, and Ross, 2000). Sound familiar? Certainly, if you are a school administrator! School funds do matter and such a statement is most meaningful to the campus principal who has spent any amount of time working with campus dollars and managing those individuals who handle the constant flow of school money. Unfortunately, most school administrators will seldom in their career avoid the reality of a school’s vulnerability to certain fiscal considerations, most notably, employee theft. Fortunately, numerous accounting safeguards, along with other school money issues, complexities and principles, are examined in School Money Matters: A Handbook for Principals written by Davida Mutter and Pam Parker. This “easy-to-read” text which conveniently resembles a “handbook”... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 243-246
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11383, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 7:29:19 AM

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