What is it about?

The case requires students to propose fiscal alternatives to a school board encountering budgetary challenges.

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Why is it important?

Through the case experience, students will become familiar with the actions available to educational leaders working within a fiscally distressed school district, as well as the political consequences that these actions have for a variety of stakeholders.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. Both scholars have a research emphasis in fiscal policy and school district budget management.

Josh Zender
Humboldt State University

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This page is a summary of: Leadership in a Fiscally Distressed School District: The Case of Daly City Schools, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, June 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1555458919850861.
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