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Education Finance: Using Technology to Create Preliminary Budget Assumptions, EDL 900

Instructors: Lyle Taipale & Tom Wilson

Topic: Administrative/Leadership
Audience: Pre K-12

This course provides information on the complex process of education finance in school districts, describing finance timeline, case law, revenue sources, expenditure categories, and the importance of ethics and communication in the creation of a building-based budget.

One-credit course expectations:

The learner's participation for one credit will be verified by:

  1. Completing the two categories of written assignments.
    1. At the end of each layer the learner will submit a few well written but concise remarks to address the layer's content.
    2. A one page summary reflection that is written upon completion of all of the modules incorporated in the selected UND course. End of Course Reflective Statement Requirements are provided. The final reflection must be sent as an attachment to the instructor of record at und@whitewaterlearning.org.
  2. Checking the time stamp in the module indicating the amount of time the student spent studying the contents of the module.

Two-credit course expectations:

  1. The learner must complete one or more Authentic Practice Sets completing a minimum of 15 hours of additional work, beyond the requirements for the first credit, for a total of at least 30 hours for two credits.
    1. The additional 15 additional hours is focused on preparation of a portfolio exhibit that documents the design, implementation, and appraisal of an Authentic Practice Set applied to the content of the course.

Please refer to the Course at a Glance document below for more course information (requirements, grading, etc.)

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About Your Instructors

Lyle Taipale Lyle Taipale

Lyle Taipale, EdD, has been a school administrator for more than 20 years and has served in a variety of administrative positions in school districts, alternative programs, charter schools, and as a coordinator and lecturer in the University of Minnesota's administrative licensure program.


Tom Wilson Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson spent 37 years in K-12 education, including working in two states, three school districts, and four high schools. He supervised more than $50 million in construction budgets and developed more than $10 million in school-business partnerships. As a result of the close working relationship his schools enjoyed with law enforcement, upon Wilson's retirement as a principal he became a deputy sheriff. For several years, he also taught the fundamentals of school finance to graduate students at the University of Minnesota.


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