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Better than Equal:
Building Equitable Resource Allocation Models
How does a district define equity? What rules should dollars follow to uphold that definition? What trade-offs must be considered? We invited education finance experts around the country to take on a fictional K-12 district data set and wrestle with these questions.
Download the eBook to get full access to three example K-12 resource allocation models, thoughtful reflections on building equitable formulas, and practical advice for district leaders.
14 MIN. READ
New Mexico School Finance Reform (Yazzie/Martinez)
Understand the new fiscal reporting requirements under New Mexico Senate Bills 1 and 96.
Prepare for compliance »
7 MIN. READ
Building Better Budget Managers
Learn how to create a district culture of site-level autonomy to help your district achieve its vision.
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8 MIN. READ
Get definitions of popular terms with simple explanations to provide context for how they are used in real life.
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8 MIN. READ
Predictions for the Future of the CFO Role Under ESSA
Read an education finance discussion of three crucial changes that may impact district Chief Financial Officers.
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6 MIN. READ
Implementing SBA at Indianapolis Public Schools
Follow one large school district's road to implementing a student-based allocation funding method.
24 MIN. READ
Master ESSA Reporting and Improve Your School District's Resource Equity
Prepare for ESSA compliance and learn ways to use your ESSA report card to improve school's in your district.
6. MIN READ
How School Budgets are Made: A Seasonal Guide
In this guide, we break down the district budgeting process throughout a typical calendar year.
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2 MIN. READ
Modernizing District Financial Data Structures through COA Revisions
See the benefits one district realized through overhauling its Chart of Accounts.
See the results »
6 MIN. READ
How State and Local Dollars Fund Public Schools
Go behind-the-scenes and follow the path from the taxpayer's pocket to the student's backpack.
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SMART Pathways for Student Success is a financial management and strategy rubric for K-12. Learn more about the 5 pathways to holistic financial management practices.
See how districts are advancing along SMART Pathways in these case studies:
- Maury County connects school spending to goals
- Indianapolis Public Schools support principals with better finance tools
- Principals innovate with social emotional learning budgets at Schenectady CSD
- District 70 saves over 40 hours per month on financial management
- Gonzales Unified improves resource allocation and spending transparency
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