Planning models for budgeting teaching resources
This paper relates experience in the development of a set of integrated planning models for a school board in a public school system. Three modules were developed. An enrolment projection module utilizes a modified Markov transition matrix (augmented by adaptive exponential smoothing models to forecast flows into the system). A program review module operates in interactive mode as a deterministic simulation to generate alternative budgets in a 'planning-programming-budgeting' context. A resource planning module was produced as an optimizing goal programming formulation, but was not found useful to implement for reasons outlined in the paper.
Volume (Year): 6 (1978)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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