School Budgets - The on Going Struggles

While preparing for an upcoming distirct level budget meeting, I remembered a movie clip that I think puts a great spin on the budget process. 

From the movie "Dave" (1993)  Balancing the Budget (4:05)

What I took away from the clip:  
Everyone needs to be willing to compromise
Come in with an open mind
Stay focused on the task at hand
Any decisions made must keep in mind the affects on students/Learning 
See the big picture (District Needs), its not only about your school 
Think outside box - BE CREATIVE
Work together as a TEAM
"The smartest person in the room is no longer a person but the room itself"