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The Context of Elizabeth School District's Budget Essay

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The comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) that I have used to develop important financial and budget data that are unique is the Elizabeth School District. Once initial impressions and tentative conclusions are gathered from the CAFR and districts website for period ending June 30, 2013, I will give an overview of budget and financial issues by comparing and contrasting the differences found based on the initial review and after the interview with the business administrator. Additionally provide new information found after the interview that was not included in the CAFR. Next, I will emphasize on important topics to better understand the context of the district’s budget and financials. Last part of the components will emphasize…show more content…
The first L for love was to create a caring environment and a pledge that has helped serve to change the district’s culture and increased staff morale by treating people well. Out of this the increase to promote safety and discipline by implementing school uniform policy to create a positive impact on achievement and discipline. A crisis response plan was also updated during 2012 – 2013 school year so information could be provided to all schools and offices. An Alert Now automated messaging system was implemented so everyone could instantly be alerted in case of an emergency or a special event. A “No Bully Zone” webpage was created to inform on ways to prevent bullying as well as steps to take when reporting incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying. Students are also provided breakfast each morning and the schools have adopted strict nutritional guidelines making 20 schools in the district be designated as National Healthier Schools. Elizabeth became one of only 10 cities throughout the United States to have multiple schools recognized as National Healthier Schools. The annual health expo hosted by “Healthy Leap into Summer” creates awareness on obesity to teens. The program is tailored to promote a healthier lifestyle to high school students. The second “L” which stands for laser-like focus on teaching and learning is most
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