by Laura Guest, ASD
Session: Creating School Library Needs Based Budget Proposals –Presented by Ann Morgester
Creating a plan to spend your current budget is different from creating a needs-based budget. Both require studying your collection, and analysing the age and condition of each subsection. The first type of budget takes into condiseration all monies available for the current school year: school budget, fund raising and donations/grants. Purchasing items in a variety of areas including things such as the next book in a series, curriculum related books that are of student interest and new topics are important. The second budget type, needs-based, is a plan to overhaul one to two areas ranked in greatest need to request additional funding. Many principals have money left over that needs to be spent “right now” and it might come your way if they know you can spend it wisely and quickly!
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