Outsourcing of fund is a strategy that has become important management tool for most public schools. It is considered to be one of the most feasible solutions in preventing school programs and services to die down. School leaders are faced with difficult decisions associated with budget expenses due to a diminishing level of available funds. An area which is gaining popularity in reducing expenditures is outsourcing and many public schools have turned to outside companies and individuals soliciting for help to provide them with a more efficient and economical services. Brigada Eskwela (School Brigade) in the Philippine public schools is one of the programs of the Department of Education (DepEd) that enables public schools to exercise outsourcing in preparation for the opening of classes. The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of four school leaders in the province and identify the best practices they employ in outsourcing fund. This study used qualitative method through semi-structured interviews. The results and findings of the gathered data on 7 best practices in outsourcing fund provide requisite information among school leaders in making better decisions on how to deal with the complexities of outsourcing. Best practices of concerned school leaders in rural schools could serve as guide not just to those in the city but the entire country as well when it comes to developing and managing successful school programs.
Keywords: Best Practices, Outsourcing Funds, Philippine School System, Rural Schools
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