For many school districts, the fiscal year end is coming right up on June 30th. So now is the time for librarians and techs to go panning for budget dust. "What's that?" you may well ask.
- Most principals and other administrators have budgets with some discretion about how they are spent.
- Most principals and other administrators save a little money back in their budgets all year long just in case of an emergency.
- Most principals and other administrators know that if they don't spend all their budgets down to nearly zero each year they run the risk of having their funds reduced the following year.
There may be some small amounts of money in your boss's budget that s/he is looking to spend prior to the end of the school year. And it is your professional obligation to help him/her spend it well.
Now is a good time to slip a list of tbings you need (projectors, extra workstations, book sets, software, etc.) to your boss. S/he'll thank you for helping make his/her job easier.
Oh, if you are a Mankato school employee reading this, I have NO budget dust in any of my accounts this year. Sorry.