Stimulus funds place K-12 districts under a fiscal magnifying glass. There's already a loud narrative about how districts are mismanaging relief aid. This perception was decades in the making—fueled by a lack of community involvement in district finance. Today's circumstances present a unique opportunity to engage families in school finance. Are you prepared to make the most of this moment?
Your community is paying attention to your spending plans, especially where ESSER dollars are concerned. How can you productively engage families in budget planning and review? What best practices can be extended to the full budget planning cycle to strengthen fiscal transparency?
Watch this on-demand recording and learn:
- Opportunities for building trust—and how to avoid breeding mistrust—in budget planning
- Recommendations for encouraging community participation in the budget feedback cycle
- Ways districts can meet the transparency guidelines set forth by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
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Allovue is education software designed for school districts to allocate, budget, and manage resources—efficiently and equitably. Learn more about Allovue here.
Balancing Act is an easy-to-use online budget simulation that engages stakeholders to help leaders make tough choices. For more information, visit abalancingact.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allovue works with districts and state departments of education across the country to allocate, budget, and manage spending. Allovue's software suite integrates seamlessly with existing accounting systems to make sure every dollar works for every student. Allovue also provides additional services such as chart of accounts and funding formula revisions.