SBA Network Meeting
Edunomics Lab hosts a network of districts exploring or implementing student-based allocation formulas. This collaborative group meets monthly to explore current research and troubleshoot common challenges related to restructuring funding around students. To learn more about the network, email Laura.Anderson@georgetown.edu.
How Districts Can Navigate the Tumultuous Financial Landscape
ASBO Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
10/13, 11:15am CT
Marguerite Roza will lead a session on dilemmas facing districts across the country and share trends we’re seeing in our tracking of district spending decisions. She’ll discuss how to weigh strategic financial tradeoffs when deciding how to spend federal relief funds, address learning loss, cope with shifting enrollments, navigate on-again-off-again re-opening plans, and plan amidst uncertain revenues. Register here.
Using School-by-School Financials to Engage Stakeholders in Spending Decisions
11/12, 3:00pm ET
New school-by-school spending data present an incredible opportunity for districts to examine how funds are deployed to schools in the context of student outcomes. Katie Silberstein and Hannah Jarmolowski will explore how spending data displays can be used to support thoughtful decision-making, and how districts can use them with proven communication protocols to engage stakeholders, especially principals and school staff, parents, community members, school board members and administrators. Information will be based on lessons from a US Dept. of Ed. pilot with 17 districts working to ensure these financial data live up to their promise of improving schooling. Register here.