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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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    What is your best quaran-complishment?

    Take a peek inside quarantine life at Allovue in this reflection by our very own Moose. Jessica “Moose” Garrett is Allovue’s Director of Culture and Community - which is a very fancy way of saying that she wears many important hats. In addition to planning and managing company-wide events (coordinated across multiple states and time-zones),...

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    The Cost of COVID-19 for Schools & Families: Part 3

    Is virtual school really cheaper? Are school districts saving money with remote learning? What will full recovery and reopening really cost? In this three-part series, we’ll explore some of the hidden costs of COVID-19 for families and school districts as they navigate remote, hybrid, and reopening for in-person instruction.

     

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    The Cost of COVID-19 for Schools & Families: Part 2

    Is virtual school really cheaper? Are school districts saving money with remote learning? What will full recovery and reopening really cost? In this three-part series, we’ll explore some of the hidden costs of COVID-19 for families and school districts as they navigate remote, hybrid, and reopening for in-person instruction.

     

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    The Cost of COVID-19 for Schools & Families: Part 1

    Is virtual school really cheaper? Are school districts saving money with remote learning? What will full recovery and reopening really cost? In this three-part series, we’ll explore some of the hidden costs of COVID-19 for families and school districts as they navigate remote, hybrid, and reopening for in-person instruction.

     

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    Behind the Scenes of a Recession in K12

    By now, you have probably felt or witnessed the effects of this global recession on your local community. As other industries recover, the impact on school districts will be much longer. We hope this article will help you understand the challenges facing your district’s leadership and how you might be able to help.

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    Trust, but Verify: What to Ask Your Finance Team

    There is no textbook on school finance during a pandemic— it’s important now more than ever for Superintendents to be curious about school finance. As a Superintendent, knowing what to ask your finance team and engaging in the responses will allow you to leverage the strategic aspect of school finance to mitigate the impact of these cuts on...

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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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    How States Count Students to Determine Funding: A Call for Change

    Attendance is a powerful metric that can help students who may need additional support—social, cognitive, or otherwise. However, problems arise when school district attendance rates are tied to dollars. States that use attendance-based methodologies (instead of enrollment) risk underfunding districts with the greatest populations of high-needs...

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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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