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Ippn presentation

  1. 1. School FinancesStretching the School Budget
  2. 2. OverviewDeclining grantsIncreasing unemploymentRising running costsHigh expectationsPrincipals under pressure to performPockets of good practice everywhere
  3. 3. Sourcing Extra Moneywww.jb4grants.ie - e.g. Better Energy Workplaces grant (SEAI)Co. Council – amenity, community, artsDepartmental – EWG, Summer worksFundraising (e.g. cards/concerts/photos)Courses on siteMinor works – Can insurance pay?
  4. 4. Lowering Running CostsWebsite –www.weebly.com scoilnetPhotocopierAppreciated volunteersElectricity (standing charge+unit rate – Energia)Telephone – difficult – requires change in practices
  5. 5. Lowering Running Costswww.ninite.comLinks www.stjosephsskibbereen.ieGreen schools (water/oil/energy usage)Caretaker – painter/carpenter/electrician/plumberIT maintenance – an appreciated volunteer
  6. 6. Finding ValueLaptop purchasing schemeGroup purchasing (cpsma, SW Group Purchasing Scheme, IPPN?)Check prices onlinewww.batteryupgrade.comCompare with UK prices“Free” Homework Journals
  7. 7. Finding ValueOil/Books/Bus – Get quote outside local circles for comparisonElectronics/memory sticks/paper/card/ books – all cheaper onlinePlay businesses off one anotherRemember who you work forwww.principalship.netBe generous with small sums

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