Strategic Stimulus Spending | ABCs of I, II, III

Organizing and planning ESSER funding can be overwhelming: large amounts of federal funds come with a lot of scrutiny and high expectations. From communicating the role of stimulus dollars in your operating budget to allocating funds to the right…

Three FAQs About ESSER Funds

ESSER funds are on the way thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act. Districts are busy brainstorming the best use of these funds and how to plan sustainably and strategically.  Do you have a vision for your district for the next year and beyond? Learn…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…