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    Using District Peer Comparisons to Drive Strategic Action

    Peer comparisons have long been used as a tactic to help districts drive strategic action. The general idea is that every district can identify a set of peers that operate under relatively similar circumstances that they can look to for best practices and strategies that can help drive excellence. Peer comparisons are also helpful for districts...

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    What is the DoED's Student-Centered Funding System Pilot?

    The US Department of Education (ED) is proposing an opportunity for school districts nationwide to participate in a funding pilot that could theoretically increase equity for students that may require additional support or have a demonstrated need in school. By creating a program that incentivises districts to center their funding on what’s...

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    Successfully Managing Budget Expenses Throughout the Year

    Healthy budget management habits for school districts should include mindfully managing expenditures, and keep the budget aligned with the district’s strategic plan. However, for many districts, managing spending throughout the year is a stressful and arduous task. How can a district successfully manage expenditures? Read on for best practices...

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    Meet Allovue: Maggie Lubberts, Director of Product Management

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    Establishing Financial Accountability in Your K-12 District

    When a district wants to implement financial management improvements to all budget owners, how do you ensure that everyone is a team player? How do you make it a priority that every site implement the new procedures? Our district partners provided us with the tips and tricks they use to help those in their school districts take ownership of...

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    Meet Allovue: Jake Mauer, Director of Design

    Learn more about the life of a designer at Allovue.

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    Collaboration: The Key Ingredient to Building & Managing K-12 Budgets

    Although just one person in a district, whether it’s a Budget Director, CFO, Business Officer, etc., typically has the ultimate authority over the district’s annual budget, the process to build that budget requires input and action from sometimes hundreds of participants. With so many critical voices, collaboration is crucial for a successful...

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    Conducting Mid Year Budgeting and Spending Reviews

    Ideally, midyear budget and spending reviews are part of a more frequent financial review cycle to ensure dollars are spent strategically and school districts are not over or underspending at the end of the year. Unfortunately, many school districts fail to conduct regular financial reviews because the process is often time consuming. This...

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    Meet Allovue: Jason Becker, Chief Product Officer

    Learn more about the challenges Jason faces as Allovue's Chief Product Officer.

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    Trick or Treat? What's Lurking in Your School Finances?

    While you're digging up last year's costume from the back of your closet, we thought we'd do some digging of our own. Last year, we dispelled the top three fears we heard from superintendents, chief financial officers, and budget managers from around the country. In case you missed it, read our suggestions on finally conquering your finance...

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