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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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    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 initiatives. Discontinuing self-defeating programs, ones that receive negative press, or...

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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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    Meet Allovue: Jess Gartner, CEO

    Learn about Jess' journey to founding Allovue, the typical day of a CEO, and her role models. 

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    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. Read on to find out why districts should consider SBA methods and learn the impact it could...

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    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 product of the budget of today. With traditional budgeting strategies, there is often less...

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    Survive District Accounting System Transitions with Allovue

    If your district is preparing to undergo an accounting system transition, you may feel that now is not a good time to implement Allovue. You couldn't be more wrong!

    Allovue can help districts streamline and minimize technical issues typically associated with new accounting system implementations. Additionally, with Allovue in place, there is...

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    5 Steps to Transition Your District to Weighted Student Funding

    Learn the five broad steps to transitioning your funding formula: 1) evaluating current state, 2) convening a steering committee, 3) defining the outcome, 4) modeling, and 5) implementation.

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    Meet Allovue: Jessica Garrett, Vice President of People

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    Better Data, Better Decisions: Meet Allovue Power User, Jordan Ely

    Jordan Ely was a power user of Allovue during his time as the Chief Finance and Operations Officer with Ashland Public Schools. We sat down with him to discuss some of the challenges facing Ashland and similar smaller school districts, his thoughts on ESSA implementation, and his favorite Allovue feature!

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