Economic, political, social, and technological forces are converging on education with higher standards and increased system accountability. This course relies on the interrelated knowledge base about leading, learning, and change. The principles and policy that determine funding for public schools, the revenue sources that support a school district, budgeting, financial management and reporting are examined in this course. The public presentation relating the educational to the annual financial plan is also reviewed. Accountability data including student assessment results are investigated to identify strengths and problems and to guide the investigation into root cause and inform proposed solutions.