Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting

Participants in the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting will enjoy benefits such as access to resource materials as well as hands-on training to help them throughout the implementation process.  More importantly, members of the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting will be able to network with their peer organizations to share their experiences and knowledge.

GFOA is recruiting for the next meeting of the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting which will take place in Chicago on October 18-19, 2018 (more information here). If you are interested in applying to be part of the next cohort, please complete the application form. Key questions and answers can be found here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Matt Bubness.

The three cohorts of the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting includes a diverse set of 90 school districts from 28 states across the US. Participants include:


  • Amphitheater Public Schools 


  • Education for Change Public Schools
  • Hayward Unified School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Pomona Unified School District
  • Santa Ana Unified School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Tracy Unified School District


  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Cherry Creek School District #5
  • Eagle County School District RE50J
  • Hanover School District #28
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Moffat County School District


  • Broward County Public Schools
  • Cape Coral Charter School Authority
  • Lake County Schools
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools 
  • School District of Palm Beach County
  • Volusia  County Schools


  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Fulton County School System


  • Nampa School District


  • Byron Community School District 226
  • Deerfield Public Schools District 109
  • North Shore School District 112
  • River Trails School District 26
  • Rockford Public School District 205
  • St. Charles Community Unit School District 303
  • Thornton Township High School District 205


  • Des Moines Public Schools


  • Fayette County Public Schools


  • Ascension Public Schools
  • DeSoto Parish School System


  • Howard County Public School System


  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Pittsfield Public Schools


  • Glen Lake Community Schools
  • St. Johns Public Schools
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools
  • Troy School District
  • Wayne-Westland Community Schools


  • Saint Paul Public Schools


  • Billings School District


  • Beatrice Public Schools
  • Lincoln Public Schools
  • Omaha Public Schools


  • Carson City School District
  • Washoe County School District

New Jersey

  • Elizabeth Public Schools

New York

  • Rochester City School District


  • Bexley City School District
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Dayton City School District
  • Hilliard City School District
  • Lakota Local School District
  • Northwest Local School District
  • Springfield City School District
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Trotwood-Madison School District


  • Beaverton School District
  • Corvallis School District 509J
  • Hillsboro School District 1J
  • North Bend School District
  • Portland Public Schools
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District 
  • Willamette Education Service District


  • Upper Moreland School District 

Rhode Island

  • Bristol Warren Regional School District

South Carolina

  •  Greenville County Schools


  • DeSoto Independent School District
  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
  • Westlake Academy Charter School
  • Wylie Independent School District


  • Goochland County Public Schools
  • Hanover County Public Schools


  • Auburn School District
  • Bellevue School District
  • Central Kitsap School District Organization
  • North Mason School District
  • Olympic Educational Service District 114
  • Pasco School District
  • Shoreline School District No. 412
  • Tacoma Public Schools


  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Racine Unified School District
  • School District of Fort Atkinson
  • School District of Menomonee Falls

GFOA’s Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting is an early adopter group of 70-plus school districts from across the country working on implementing Smarter School Spending and best practices in school budgeting. “This is a great opportunity to examine what you do on a daily basis and put it into a perspective that has best practice benchmarks,” says Matt Malinowski, business manager for the Upper Moreland School District in Moreland, Pennsylvania.