Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Edgar A. Kelley

Second Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this paper is to describe a two hundred and forty hour internship completed with Mr. Paul Montgomery, Executive Director, Business, for the Niles Community School System. During this internship, many areas of the school business management function were observed and experienced, including budget, payroll, maintenance and operations, food service, athletics, accounts payable, central office role, data processing, insurance, transportation, school elections, board meetings, etc. Many skills were developed and much appreciation for the business management function was gained; all of which will enable the author to manage a school district's business affairs when he reaches his career goal as a business manager.

Chapter I contains the rationale for the selection of Niles Community Schools, a brief description of the schools system, background information on the Niles Community Schools and the city of Niles, and the prospectus which structured the experience.

Chapter II describes the experiences during the internship which involved numerous areas of business management as stated previously.

Chapter III summarizes and evaluates the experience and reaches some conclusions regarding the internship.

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