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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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    Revising How Your District Allocates Dollars to Schools in 3 Phases

    You decided to revisit your district’s resource allocation model. Our world is changing so quickly, which means our student needs are also changing. It won’t happen overnight, it will take planning, and you may have to take time to get others on board. But the end result will be rewarding and can save your district time and resources. Use our...

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    Meet Laura Nord: VP of Sales

    As VP of Sales, Laura helps us create and execute sales strategies while developing our sales team. What does Laura enjoy when she's not meeting and exceeding sales goals? Get to know Laura.

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    Meet Allovue: Meghan Stanton, Account Advisor

    Meghan's quick and sharp thinking is not only used when she's on the theatre stage. While being a great conversationalist and detail oriented researcher, she's attentive to future Allovue customer needs. Did we mention she has a signature pose? Take a peek as she strikes her pose above (we can't promise you won't use it in your next selfie)....

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    Assess Your K-12 Financial Planning Systems During Unpredictable Times

    As education leaders, understanding that each year is unpredictable is part of the job. 2020 pushed the bounds of unpredictability and, as a consequence, many of our resource allocation and budgeting practices were put to the test. Ask yourself the questions below to assess your district’s response from the pandemic and areas for improvement...

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    Safeguarding Savings: Tips to Prepare for Revenue Reductions

    School districts are not immune to the impact of a global economic recession. But with careful planning and strategic reprioritization, district leaders can mitigate the impact of revenue reductions on students. We've compiled three sets of tactical to-do lists to help your district navigate these unprecedented times: today, tomorrow, and...

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    Transparency & Crisis Management with Superintendent Mark Schwarz

    Mark Schwarz, Superintendent of Madison Public Schools in New Jersey, was amongst the first district leaders to post video messages to his community, and was clear and transparent about the planning process for closures even before the decision was made. As districts start to look ahead to the 20-21 school year, maintaining open lines of...

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    Guide to Implementing Priority-Based Budgeting in School Districts

    Aligning your budget to district priorities matters. Why? Because when spending is tracked against the district’s goals, the district ensures intentional spending is raising student achievement. And that means? Frankly - the success of every single student relies on each and every dollar.

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    Achieve District Goals with Strategic Budgeting

    Strategic budgeting involves creating a multi-year budgeting plan that supports the long-term goals and vision set by the school district. It should represent the district’s strategic plan in action and allow the district to identify the financial resources required to support its goals and initiatives. It should also include measurable metrics...

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