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    Meet Your K-12 Budgeting Season Survival Guide

    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...

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    The A, B, Cs of Back to School Finance

    The school year is right around the corner and even with the best intentions, it's easy to get off track when it comes to managing your department or school's budget. With that in mind, here's an easy checklist to help keep your school or district spending under control. It's as easy as A, B, C (sorry, we couldn't resist).

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    A Day In the Life: Principal at Center for Inquiry School 70

    When administrators empower those in their districts to take ownership of their budgets, it maximizes student outcomes and positively impacts those involved. Read on to see how one principal uses Allovue to substantiate the decisions made at her school and improve the working relationships between members of her staff.

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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 their...

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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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    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 be...

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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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    Understanding School District Budget Deficits

    Large, urban school districts often dominate the headlines, however, smaller districts around the country also struggle with deficits. In this blog, we will dive into the differences between deficits for businesses vs. schools, the most common sources of revenue for a school district, and questions to ask when reviewing your district's deficit...

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    Looking Back to Plan Ahead

    Like any remodeled room, your school’s “new” budget is often the product of the budget that came before it, so understanding your school’s or district’s historical spending is key to crafting a blueprint for a better financial plan. In this post, we’ll identify what you need to efficiently build a “new” budget using historical spending and past...

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    4 Ways to Measure K-12 Instructional Program Success

    For instructional leadership in school districts, measuring and improving student achievement and connecting instructional programs to student outcomes is key.To accomplish this goal, there are four ways to measure success.

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