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CTE Budgeting Process to Support Student Achievement PIL

Posted on August 08, 2017

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Administrative and Supervisory CTE Personnel


DATES/LOCATIONS: (West) November 14, 2017    Forbes Road CTC                                                                         (Central/East)  November 15, 2017    Reading Muhlenberg CTC

PIL HOURS TO BE AWARDED30                                            

DESCRIPTION: Using the CTE Budgeting Process to Support Student Achievement


This 30-hour PACTA PIL will be offered in two locations:  November 14 (West) and November 15 (Central/East).  It includes 14 contact hours through three in-person meetings and online sessions.  Participants may elect to earn Act 45 hours or to simply participate in the sessions.  Business administrators are encouraged to attend with their school's Director.  The PIL includes budget philosophy; program planning and instructional design goals; performance accountability; phases of budgeting; effective use of fiscal (federal, state, and local) resources; budget management, internal controls, and presenting the budget to the Board and member school districts.  The role and responsibilities of the director, CTE administrators, teachers, business administrators, and the superintendent of record in budget development and management will be discussed.


There are three job embedded assignments (16 hours).  The assignments are essential elements of every school’s CTE operating budget:  (1) Using your school improvement plan and PDE Chapters 4 and 339 Regulations, identify your student achievement goals and the resource concerns and budge implications that must be addressed in order for you to reach your student achievement milestones; (2) Analyze the school’s current budget and make recommendations for cost cutting/saving measures, including use of grant funds, adult education funds, purchased professional services, and school contracts; and (3) Develop a draft of your actual general fund operating budget, showing major functions and objects.  Identify which resources have been realigned to address student achievement concerns and prepare a presentation to explain your budge and how the budget was or will be modified to reach your student achievement goals.  Participants will present a brief Power Point Presentation summarizing their priorities and changes designed to improve student achievement.


Administrators will gain skill and evidence for components of the Framework for Leadership in Domains 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2c, 2e, 3a, 3b, and 4c.



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