CAFR Clean Up: Is Your Data Telling the Right Story? (On-Demand)

This time of year, we start to see state-level reports that rely on CAFR data--just in time to start thinking about the next round of CAFRs coming this spring. The accuracy of those reports, the types of questions you receive from stakeholders about those reports, and your ability to justify and craft a narrative around district-level spending depend on the CAFR data that you submit.

In this on-demand recording, you'll get tips, tricks, and hacks for effective CAFR cleanout. Get your data squeaky clean and improve your district's capacity to measure and track its spending in the process! You'll learn:

  • How to identify the implications for accounting assignments and reporting decisions you make when completing the CAFR given the context of ESSA and other public reports
  • Quick tips and tricks for identifying and flagging problematic accounts and data to make your CAFR process move faster
  • How to 'Marie Kondo' your CAFR and bring precision back to your reporting with a short-quick-step process

The webinar is facilitated by Justin Dayhoff, Senior Account Advisor at Allovue. His focus has been on working that advances equity, both in times of surplus and in reductions. Justin Dayhoff, Senior Account Advisor, has more than a decade of experience working directly in and with public schools. His focus is school finance, with particular emphasis on school, district and state school funding models that attend to advancing vertical fiscal equity for students. He left the classroom and his role as a data specialist to pursue a PhD in Education Policy and School Finance. After additional time in central office, including the design and implementation of funding formulas for a $2 billion school district, Justin founded the company Equiday to specifically support equity analyses and the design, implementation, and support of innovative weighted and staffing funding models for k-12 school districts. Following Equiday’s acquisition by Allovue, Justin continues to support this work and develop new approaches with an even broader base of partners.