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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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    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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    How to Project Funding Models and Enrollment Within Your District

    Most school districts begin to plan school-and district-level budgets five to seven months before starting the school year. The dollars that districts allocate to departments and schools from which they plan depend on a multitude of factors—the most consequential of which is projected student enrollment. Indeed, student enrollment is the chief...

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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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