Wild Ride Ahead: A Workshop on District Finances Post ESSER
Four 2-Hour Virtual Sessions
Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12-2pm ET
A close read of district financial statements from across the country warns of financial havoc for the next three years. Never before have leaders faced such competing priorities: spend down relief dollars in ways that bring value for students, while also bracing for budget gaps unlike any in history. Decisions made now come with big consequences for downstream financial solvency, teacher and staff layoffs, school closures, and ultimately for students. In this workshop, participants will consider how to develop and weigh different options for budget cuts; invest in a way that is financially sustainable and transparent; enhance equity in the short and long term, and build trust by engaging communities in financial choices. Register here.
District Finance Network Meeting
This collaborative group meets monthly to explore current research and troubleshoot common challenges. We focus on student-based allocation formulas, fiscal transparency, and strategic financial decision-making. To learn more about the network, email Jessica Swanson at email@example.com.