Collaboratively developing budgets in Allovue builds understanding and consensus with staff around resource decisions. If you need to further engage communities in the budget process or ask voters for additional funding, you can share a version of Balancing Act with them so that they can see what educators recommend and then weigh the tradeoffs with other resources.
With Balancing Act, districts can get feedback on a variety of budget areas and decisions, all within the constraints of annual revenue. Engage your community around resources and initiatives such as:
Making engagement a habit allows best practices to become second nature to school districts. Districts enhance the budget development process with Allovue by using Balancing Act to:
How can you productively engage families in budget planning and review? What best practices can be extended to the full budget planning cycle to strengthen fiscal transparency? Learn opportunities for building trust and recommendations for encouraging community participation in the budget feedback cycle.