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    Meet Ryan Lee: Business Development Specialist

    Business Development Specialist Ryan Lee joined Allovue after spending two years as an eighth grade teacher in Nashville. He brings a unique blend of experience in education and accounting that makes him an excellent resource for districts interested in learning more about budgeting options.

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    Engaging Budget Stakeholders with Allovue + Balancing Act

    Districts have put their ESSER dollars toward innovative and strategic investments. They have worked with their communities to identify key needs to meet and improvements to make.  As districts phase out ESSER spending, many will need to discontinue some of the programs they’ve used their ESSER grants to fund—and this will come alongside the...

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    Meet Tyler Hall: Solutions Engineer

    As Allovue's Solutions Engineer, Tyler helps prospective districts understand how Allovue can help improve and build upon existing budget and finance processes. Get to know Tyler and how he sees work at Allovue positively impacting student outcomes through careful and intentional financial planning.

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    Steering Clear of the Fiscal Cliff

    The flexibility that districts have been allowed to exercise over their ESSER funds has allowed them to launch innovative projects to help students recover—socially, emotionally, and academically—from the pandemic, invest in supports for their neediest students, and supplement their educational and enrichment opportunities. However, while...

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    Meet Amber Gamamou: Business Development Specialist

    Amber Gamamou is a Business Development Specialist at Allovue. She introduces district administrators to Allovue’s tools for planning and budgeting, and shows them how they can use these tools to make the budgeting process more collaborative. What really inspires her is knowing that Allovue’s mission to make every dollar work for every student...

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    Meet Josh Barillas: Implementation Manager

    Implementation Manager Josh Barillas brings his experience doing data analysis and integration for education management and government organizations to his role as an Implementation Manager at Allovue. He makes sure our district partners’ data merge seamlessly with Allovue’s budgeting software, learning the intricacies of each district’s system so...

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    Meet Desmond Seymour: Implementation Specialist

    Implementation Specialist Desmond Seymour has experience working in multiple capacities across the education space—in charter schools, as a football coach, an after-school programming director, and advising young parents—and is deeply familiar with the experiences and challenges of teachers, administrators, and district leaders. At Allovue, he...

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    Equity-Based Budgeting: 5 Questions to Consider

    Articulating the rules, concepts, and ideas behind resource allocation in your district is a key component of equity-based budgeting. In doing so, everyone can understand the assumptions that underly resource decisions and administrators can better make adjustments, as needed. By describing all of the thinking that determines how staffing and...

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    Three FAQs About ESSER Funds

    ESSER funds are on the way thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act. Districts are busy brainstorming the best use of these funds and how to plan sustainably and strategically.  Do you have a vision for your district for the next year and beyond? Learn more about how to strategically budget your ESSER dollars and read answers to some common...

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    How to Incorporate Equity in Staff- and Student-Based Resource Allocations

    When was the last time you took a look at your funding model to see if it’s cohesive with your district’s story? Many districts are realizing that legacy methods of funding and staffing allocation are producing spending patterns that are equal, no equitable.  What does this mean for your district? There can be dollars that can be spent in other...

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