OLD WAYS MAY NOT OPEN NEW DOORS.
Old way of running school involves everything falling in place without radical and aggressive movement towards school rules and regulations, income, fees, and other resources that makes the school run.
It is normal for parents to pay on resumption day because everyone cherished education
Teachers count it all joy to get employment in a school especially without education degree or qualification.
But now, everything has changed. When the game changes, approach must also change.
I mean this in 5 dimensions
1. School fees alone can never be enough to finance your school.
The first thing that comes to the mind of any school especially when running at loss is to increase school fees.
No matter the amount of your school fees,
2. Sitting in the school expecting parents to come and make enquiry, bring their children or pay school fees can never be enough to bring profit to your school.
The game has changed. Don't sit down and think they will bring the money. If you sit down, they will also sit down.
3. Running a school without budget will always make the school run at loss despite the income of the school
(What comes get spent) will not help you. It only makes the school lack. What are you going to spend money on this month? Where do you keep miscellaneous?
Run budget! Run budget!! Run with budget!!!.
4. Parents don't think your money is too much. They think you are exploiting them.
When you give price that can be verified outside on textbooks, uniforms, cardigan, school books and others, parents raise alarm!
I have discovered this to be the silent killer of school visions and dreams. It shift the focus of parents from what you are trying to do to what you are trying to GET.
Be careful of the price you put on what you sell. No matter the profit you are making now, it cannot pay for the lack of trust the parents nurse amidst themselves.
The day an alternative is discovered who can do what you do for less, they will move. Be careful!
Instead of inflating your existing wheels of income, create some other ones. There are 11 wheels of school income that I will be opening up on Monday 28th May at school income seminar. See you there
5. If your appearances are better than your school, parents teachers and suppliers will respond.
Before you look dapper, let the school look dapper. If you have extra income apart from school, take a chunk of the money to invest in your school.
Let the building and the school resources be good. Create your teachers salary in structural form and communicate it so they don't have unrealistic expectations.
Relate with parents assertively so they don't take you for granted.