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Planning models for budgeting teaching resources


  • Smith, L. D.


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.

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  • Smith, L. D., 1978. "Planning models for budgeting teaching resources," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 83-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:6:y:1978:i:1:p:83-88

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    1. Badri, Masood A., 1996. "A two-stage multiobjective scheduling model for [faculty-course-time] assignments," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 94(1), pages 16-28, October.
    2. Johnes, Jill, 2015. "Operational Research in education," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 243(3), pages 683-696.

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