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Fair Student FundingAnd Baltimore CityBy Lia VanceWalden UniversityOrganizations, Innovation, and Change EDUC 6105August 1...
Description<br />One of the Largest School Systems in the Country<br />90,000 Students<br />88% Black<br />60% Live in Pov...
History<br />History of Budget Issues <br />Poor State Mandated Test Results<br />Until 2007….<br />Dr. Andres Alonso Balt...
Structure <br />Functional<br />Each department has its own function and mission and vision statement.<br />Without one de...
Symbols/Culture<br />
The Change/What<br />Fair Student Funding<br /> Principal Controls over 70% of School Budget, formally controlled by Centr...
The Change/Why<br />Principals said they lacked resources<br />Central Office was disorganized and unable to keep up with ...
Change/Implementation<br />Presented and approved by school board.<br />Introduced to principals who were given the option...
Fair Student Funding<br />Resistance<br />Parents were unclear of how FSF worked<br />Principals struggled with budgets<br...
Negative Resultsof Change<br />Communication:  Parents felt misled believing their child would get money.  Teachers did no...
Recent Negative Outcomes<br />2010-2011 State Mandated Test Results showed the largest decrease in test scores since the i...
Conclusion<br />Communication and continued education is the significant determinants  of successful change in the school ...
References<br />Beach, L. R. (2006). Leadership and the art of change: A practical guide to organizational <br />       tr...
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  1. 1. Fair Student FundingAnd Baltimore CityBy Lia VanceWalden UniversityOrganizations, Innovation, and Change EDUC 6105August 14, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Description<br />One of the Largest School Systems in the Country<br />90,000 Students<br />88% Black<br />60% Live in Poverty<br />
  3. 3. History<br />History of Budget Issues <br />Poor State Mandated Test Results<br />Until 2007….<br />Dr. Andres Alonso Baltimore City School CEO Dr. Alonso's Vision<br />
  4. 4. Structure <br />Functional<br />Each department has its own function and mission and vision statement.<br />Without one department the next could not work.<br /> More on the Hierarchy of The Schools<br />http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/domain/10<br />Hierarchical<br />
  5. 5. Symbols/Culture<br />
  6. 6. The Change/What<br />Fair Student Funding<br /> Principal Controls over 70% of School Budget, formally controlled by Central Office<br />Money is given for each student <br />More Money is given when Schools Make Adequate Yearly Progress as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001<br />Read More about Fair Student Funding @ Fair Student Funding<br />
  7. 7. The Change/Why<br />Principals said they lacked resources<br />Central Office was disorganized and unable to keep up with the demands of each school<br />D. Alonso researched other major school systems with budget issues<br />Fair student Funding seemed to be the best option<br />Dr. Alonso Interview Listen while Dr. Alonso discuss funding and other initiatives <br />
  8. 8. Change/Implementation<br />Presented and approved by school board.<br />Introduced to principals who were given the option to hire budget analysts<br />Hundreds of Central Office Employees either lost their jobs or relocated to schools <br />Word spread to media and others <br />
  9. 9. Fair Student Funding<br />Resistance<br />Parents were unclear of how FSF worked<br />Principals struggled with budgets<br />Teachers complained they were not getting adequate resources needed to facilitate instruction<br />Relocated staff and displaced teachers spoke out about FSF<br />Sustainability<br />Positive correlation between rising test scores FSF prior to the 2010-2011 school year<br />Slight changes have been made to ensure balance budgets.<br />
  10. 10. Negative Resultsof Change<br />Communication: Parents felt misled believing their child would get money. Teachers did not understand that principals controlled their placements, supplies, and other resources.<br />Principals were not adequately prepared/educated to construct working budgets for their schools. <br />Many Central Office Employees lost their jobs or were forced to retire.<br />Principals released teachers from schools, however school system was unable to place teachers in other schools. <br />
  11. 11. Recent Negative Outcomes<br />2010-2011 State Mandated Test Results showed the largest decrease in test scores since the implementation of FSF.<br />Major cheating scandal discovered at schools that received major funding.<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />Communication and continued education is the significant determinants of successful change in the school system.<br />Innovations like Fair Student Funding are essential to the survival of the organization.<br />Large scale organizational change often requires smart investments in infrastructure.<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Beach, L. R. (2006). Leadership and the art of change: A practical guide to organizational <br /> transformation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.<br />Finne, Liv. (October 2010). What we can learn from Baltimore City Public Schools. In Policy Note. Retrieved July 22, 2011, from http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/sites/default/files/BaltimoreSchoolsPN.pdf.<br />Vision and Mission(2011) Retrieved July 22, 2011, From http://www. Baltimorecityschools.org<br /> Fair Student Funding (2009) Retrieved July 22, 2011 From http://baltimorecityschools.org<br />Organizational Chart (2011) Retrieved August 1, 2011 from http//baltimorecityschools.org<br />Dr. Alonso Interview (2010) Retrieved August 7, 2011 from bigthink.com/andresalonso<br />Hitt, M. A., Miller, C. C., & Colella, A. (2009). Organizational behavior: A strategic approach<br />(2nd ed.). San Francisco: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.<br /> <br />Laureate Education, ( Bligh, Michelle). (2011). Leadership in Organizations. [DVD].. Baltimore, MD: <br />
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