Financial Decision-Making Working Group (FiDWiG)
All but a handful of the country’s state education agencies (SEAs) and 20-plus local school districts jointly developed strategies to meet the federal financial transparency requirement and build information systems to meet their own transparency goals and improve education outcomes. Now that most states have released their ESSA-required school-by-school spending data we’re transitioning from a focus on publishing financial transparency data to using those data for decision-making. Thus, the FiTWiG (Financial Transparency Working Group) is now the FiDWiG.
A partnership between the National Center and Edunomics Lab, FiDWiG is a collaboration between SEAs and Regional Centers (RCs) on how to leverage financial transparency for decision making. Given current financial shortfalls and likely longer-term impacts, making data-driven financial decisions is more important than ever. Meeting materials and related products are linked below by topic area. To learn more about this working group contact Hannah Jarmolowski via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.