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    Three FAQs About ESSER Funds
    Three FAQs About ESSER Funds
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    How States Count Students to Determine Funding
    How States Count Students to Determine Funding
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    "I don’t see what school finance has to do with equity."
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    How to Incorporate Equity in Staff- and Student-Based Resource Allocations

    When was the last time you took a look at your funding model to see if it’s cohesive with your district’s story? Many districts are realizing that legacy methods of funding and staffing allocation are producing spending patterns that are equal, no equitable.  What does this mean for your district? There can be dollars that can be spent in other...

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    Revising How Your District Allocates Dollars to Schools in 3 Phases

    You decided to revisit your district’s resource allocation model. Our world is changing so quickly, which means our student needs are also changing. It won’t happen overnight, it will take planning, and you may have to take time to get others on board. But the end result will be rewarding and can save your district time and resources. Use our...

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    How to Project Funding Models and Enrollment Within Your District

    Most school districts begin to plan school-and district-level budgets five to seven months before starting the school year. The dollars that districts allocate to departments and schools from which they plan depend on a multitude of factors—the most consequential of which is projected student enrollment. Indeed, student enrollment is the chief...

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    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 (instead of enrollment) risk underfunding districts with the greatest populations of high-needs...

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    School finance and equity

    "I don’t see what school finance has to do with equity."

    At Allovue, we believe that Black Lives Matter. Our team is committed to anti-racism efforts in the workplace and through our work with resource equity. In this post penned by our Founder and CEO, Jess Gartner shares how our work connects to anti-racism as it relates to school funding.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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