When Neil Leist was appointed Superintendent of the Clermont Northeastern School (CNE) district in 2007, his nearly 2000-student southwest Ohio educational neighborhood was mired in significant financial distress. Levy attempts had consistently failed, thanks, in part, to a difficult economy. Mr. Leist and his staff had no choice but to begin thinking "out-of-the-box" in order to keep CNE afloat. With humor, Mr. Leist's own personal history (which definitely had a significant impact on his money-managing attitude) and lots of practical advice, $uperintendent $avings $tragies...Stretching the Taxpayer's Dollar in Your School serves up a new, easy-to-implement philosophy, which will give superintendents, school board members, administrators and teachers a definitive blueprint for making the most of limited financial resources.
Leist has taken his ideas and the story of saving and completed a book for others who would like to try the same out of the box thinking.  The book is available through the book information page.