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 have...Read More
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 scrutiny...Read More
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...Read More
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!Read More
Allovue hosted their third annual Future of Education Finance Summit on October 24 in Baltimore, leaving attendees brimming with inspiration and ideas to take back to their own districts. This year’s theme, “Charting the Path”, guided attendees down the paths to improve their financial management habits and practices as they embarked upon known...Read More
Ask any district administrator, CFO, or Superintendent to name the top challenges impacting their district, there's a good chance “improving resource equity” is top of mind. Seeing as how there are various ways to address equity (using academic achievements as a measure, graduation rates, suspension rates, or teaching staff), have you considered...Read More
Your district’s budget aims to be a reflection of the goals and priorities important to the district that will ultimately work towards maximizing the opportunities for your students. Unfortunately, for many school districts, budget decisions are made solely with a financial lens and may not always reflect the best interest of the students. When...Read More