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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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    How are Public Schools Funded?

    The way public education dollars flow from funding sources to classrooms is complicated and often mysterious. This blog explains the main sources of education funding and the variety of formulas used to determine how dollars are allocated to school budgets. An infographic illustrates how different allocation models may impact resource equity.

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    Meet Allovue: Cory Edmonds, VP of District Partnerships

    At Allovue, we’re always working to expand and improve not just our products, but our human resources to make sure we’re meeting and exceeding district needs and expectations. 

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    Implementing a New Funding Model in a K-12 District

    School funding systems vary by state, but in the typical state, the financing of K-12 education is shared roughly equally by the state and local governments (with the federal government covering less than 10 percent of the cost).

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    The Importance of Personnel Costs in Deficit Analysis

    Personnel is a sensitive subject. It is crucial to acknowledge upfront that any discussion about personnel has the potential to be a difficult conversation because when you hear finance, deficit, and personnel in the same sentence, it usually creates a sense of fear that layoffs could be coming.

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    Who Has Control of Money in Schools?

    I often compare budgeting to the process of remodeling a home. There are structural issues to consider, availability of funds and a multitude of decisions to be made along the way to design and implement a plan. Imagine if you set out on that remodel with a set amount of funds, but you only got to pick out the paint colors. Would the end result...

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    8 Things to Consider to Improve Your K-12 Budgeting Process

    Break out the spreadsheets and small font, because budget season is just around the corner.

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    The Future of Education Finance Summit 2017: A Recap

    Last month, the Future of Education Finance Summit was held for a second year in Baltimore. At this event, education finance researchers, policymakers, K-12 board members and school district leadership from over 20 states came together to learn from each other and network.

     

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    4 Spending Mistakes You're Probably Making at Your School or District

    Flashback to the weeks just before this last school year ended. Do you feel like your budget and spending helped your school in the best way possible? Or do you maybe wish you did one or two things differently?

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