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District Finance Leads2020-09-23T20:06:13+00:00
Leading district finances during a time of financial turmoil

District leaders face tremendous challenges given the pandemic-fueled financial turmoil and shifts in school delivery. They’re being asked to balance budgets in the face of on-again, off-again reopening scenarios — all set against a backdrop of unpredictable state revenues for K-12 education. We’re compiling resources to help district leaders navigate this unprecedented time.

Presentations and webinars

The financial outlook for public education is changing rapidly. These presentation slides and webinars can help guide districts as they consider financial plans for the coming months and year. If you are interested in joining future webinars please email Laura.Anderson@georgetown.edu.

Rethinking Resources in a Pandemic
Federal Stimulus & What Districts Should Know
Reserves, New Revenues & Messaging
Steps Districts Can Take Now
CARES Act & Reopening Schools
What Worries You?
Financial Turmoil Webinar Series

District budget decisions and labor implications

We’re tracking district budget decisions, based on news reports and, where feasible, budget and school board documents. While our effort doesn’t provide an exhaustive national picture, it does offer a hit-or-miss, selective snapshot of a fast-moving situation.

District Budget Decision Tracker

What we are learning

Here’s What to Watch For
Staying Focused on Students
Impacts on District Revenues
Budget-Cut Decisions Loom
Waiting for a Bail Out
How to Talk About Money
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