2023 Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting - Fall Meeting

November 2–3, in Chicago, Illinois

The Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting is for school districts interested in GFOA's Best Practices in School Budgeting. A part of the Smarter School Spending initiative, the Alliance first met in 2015 and includes a diverse group of districts from across the United States. Member districts range in size from several hundred students to several hundred thousand students, representing a broad range of student performance and other key demographics as well.

Participants in the Alliance for Excellence meet once per year for a workshop style conference that features case studies, best practice examples, and other recognized industry leaders. More importantly, Alliance members will be able to network with their peer organizations to share their experiences and knowledge.

Featured Topics

  • Smarter School Spending Framework
  • Introduction to Academic Return on Investment
  • Designing a Strategic Schedule 
  • Finance and Academics – Learning to speak the same language
  • Introducing a Logic Model into your Budget Process
  • GFOA Distinguished Budget Award – Special Recognition for Best Practices in School Budgeting

Featured Speakers:

Carol MacLeod

Carol MacLeod

Senior Project Manager, GFOA

Michele Trongaard

Michele Trongaard

Associate Superintendent of Business and Finance, Mansfield IAD

Matt Lentz

Matthew Lentz

CFO/Board Secretary, Upper Moreland School District

Bill Sutter

Bill Sutter

CFO, Boulder Valley School District

Nate Levenson

Nathan Levenson

President, New Solutions K-12

Joe Costello

Joseph Costello

Director, District Management Group

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