The COVID-19 pandemic upended education – and education finance – in ways no one could have predicted. Leaders have gone from a landscape of budget cuts driven by economic turmoil, to one of dramatic increases thanks to the massive amount of one-time federal relief funds. AND NOW, districts are bracing for a fiscal cliff when the funds run out.
Our team has responded to numerous requests from state and district leaders about how to best spend these dollars, bring the most value for students, and maintain long-term fiscal health. We’ve been tracking real-time decisions and have designed trainings, tools, and resources for practitioners, advocates, and media. We regularly share what we’re learning in an ongoing series of 30-minute, interactive webinars, including how spending decisions impact budgets and labor.
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