No, it’s not about needing/wanting/demanding more funding. That’s for another day.
I am not an accountant. I am intelligent, organized and highly communicative. But the budget makes me feel like a complete dolt.
And let me just be very clear that I’m talking about a whopping $34,000 and some change. Shouldn’t be rocket science. But for some reason, it is. And I don’t have that skill set.
23 days left in the school year and I will get this figured out. Is it too late for professional goals!?!?
So this is my pep talk to me: You are not a dolt. Get some help. Listen carefully. You can learn it.
My honorary (self-designed and printed) Certificate of Accounting and Budgetary Distinction will soon hang right next to my honorary (self-designed and printed) Special Education Credential. Two things I think come with newbie principalships. Good thing I love certificates with shiny seals.
And in case you’re panicking on my behalf, I haven’t bankrupted the school. All is well. Or at least ok. Always plenty of room for improvement though.