Cheltenham, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2014 -- Matthew J. Malinowski’s new book, The Mystery in School Finances Discovering Answers in Community-Based Budgeting, is now available for purchase online. Rowman Littlefield Publishers & the Association of School Business Officials published the book in June 2014. Malinowski, an active participant in the field of school finance, developed a practical yet timely publication on school finance to relay a modern approach to school budgeting and finance for a variety of stakeholders.
Matthew J. Malinowski received a national award for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association and excellence in Budgeting by the Association of School Business Officials international. This provided him a basis from which to synthesize school finance jargon and situational analysis in his new book.
Superintendents, Finance Officers, and stakeholders both internal and external all have critical roles in the budget process. The superintendent is similar to a Chief Executive Officer, serving as an intermediary for both the board of directors and the district itself. In order to drive budget practices that reflect the community in question, it is important for the superintendent to create a vision for the school district as a whole and get a well-rounded perspective by encouraging community engagement.
No matter where the school is located, budgets are subject to state procedures and must comply with all regulations in order to get to the development phase and receive final approval. In the book, Malinowski hopes to provide ideas that will help superintendents facilitate community discussion regarding school budgets so that they can streamline their budget process. The book is now available in ebook, paperback and hardcover on both Amazon.com and direct from Rowman Littlefield at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475809879
About Matthew J. Malinowski
Matthew J. Malinowski currently serves as Director of Business Affairs for the Cheltenham Township School District. In Cheltenham he oversees services including food service, transportation, and financial reporting. He holds an M.P.A from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked for over a decade providing financial consulting for both school and government entities. For information please visit http://www.matthewjmalinowski.com/.