A Seasonal Guide: How are school budgets made? *Fall Edition*

School and district budgets may seem like static and mysterious PDF files posted once a year on district websites, but that’s just the finished product of a near-constant process in which budgets are created, reviewed, and modified across the district…

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…

Streamline District Spending by Offloading Ineffectual Programs

A vital function of the annual school district budgeting process is to identify programs and expenditures that are no longer viable. Re-investing the savings from such programs can help districts to meet student and district needs or launch promising new…

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…

Meet Allovue: Jess Gartner, CEO

Hey, Jess! First things, first- tell us. What led you to found Allovue?

Is a Student-based Allocation Funding Formula Right For Your District?

ESSA requirements has many districts considering methods that not only increase school-level spending, but improve equitable opportunities for students. Implementing a student-based allocation (SBA) funding method could help districts accomplish both.…

Meet Allovue: Marques Whitmire, Account Executive

Welcome to the team, Marques! Tell us a little about yourself and your background in education.

Ask Allovue: What is Zero-based budgeting?

In most districts, the budget process begins with a roll-forward of the current budget and is adjusted for any known changes (i.e., employee compensation, benefit and pension rates, planned contract increases). In short, the budget of tomorrow is a…

Improve Resource Equity in your District With 4 Questions

With ESSA implementation underway, equity may be top of mind for many superintendents and district administrators. How do you determine whether your current resource allocation processes are equitable? Here are four questions to consider when discussing…

Survive District Accounting System Transitions with Balance

If your district is preparing to undergo an accounting system transition, you may feel that now is not a good time to implement Balance. You couldn't be more wrong! Balance can help districts streamline and minimize technical issues typically associated…