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School Law and Fiscal Management

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Course Description

This course integrates the study of the legal and financial frameworks of public schools as each framework interacts with political processes and policy-making, including philosophical influences and political jurisdictions affecting educational policies and practices, influence of legal aspects to educational control, political and sociological aspects to educational control, political and sociological forces directly and indirectly affecting school practices, and theory of individual and group dynamics in achieving compromise, consensus, and coalitions to achieve educational goals. This course introduces students to federal and state laws and court cases that regulate public education operations and financing in California. The course focuses on current issues facing educators including the interaction between law, politics, and public education. In addition, this course explores the organization and management of financial and business operations, funding sources and problems affecting financing at State and local levels, business office operations, budget preparation, financial management strategies and control, and facility construction projects.

Please note you must be admitted to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program prior to enrolling in this course.

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  • Details
  • $620
  • January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid
  • Reg#: 00138
  • ID/Units: EDUC X393.61  (4.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2022


Dr. Giokaris served for almost 41 years in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District in various roles, including teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent for the last eleven years in the district. He has served as an adjunct professor for over 26 years teaching doctoral, masters, and credential courses at various times at USC, CSUF, Whittier College, and now at UCI since 2017 and the University of Massachusetts Global since 2016. He has served on over twenty-five doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Giokaris also currently assists educational leaders with the implementation of transformational change projects and personalized mentoring as a consultant.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780136126829
Karen L. Hanson, 3 ed, Pearson

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/12/2022Wednesday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/12/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-ACT01/17/2022Monday------On-line class---
OL-LEC01/26/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/02/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/09/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-ACT02/14/2022Monday------On-line class---
OL-LEC02/23/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/02/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/09/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/16/2022Wednesday6:30 PM9:20 PMZoom---
END03/20/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---