GFOA Announces Members of Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced the members of its Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting. The Alliance is composed of 35 school districts working with the GFOA to implement the Best Practices in School Budgeting. Alliance members include districts from 21 states across the US serving anywhere from a thousand students up to several hundred thousand students. Memers includes: 

  • Amphitheater Public Schools , AZ
  • Tracy Unified School District, CA
  • Hayward Unified School District, CA
  • Santa Ana Unified School District, CA
  • Pomona Unified School District, CA
  • Moffat County School District, CO
  • Boulder Valley School District, CO
  • Lake County Schools, FL
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools , FL
  • Fulton County School System, GA
  • St. Charles Com. Unit School District 303, IL
  • Des Moines Public Schools, IA
  • Fayette County Public Schools, KY
  • DeSoto Parish School System, LA
  • Howard County Public School System, MD
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools, MI
  • St. Johns Public Schools, MI
  • Beatrice Public Schools, NE
  • Elizabeth Public Schools, NJ
  • Rochester City School District, NY
  • Bexley City School District, OH
  • Columbus City Schools, OH
  • Dayton City School District, OH
  • Willamette Education Service District, OR
  • Beaverton School District, OR
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District , OR
  • Portland Public Schools (OR), OR
  • North Bend School District, OR
  • Upper Moreland School District , PA
  • Wylie Independent School District, TX
  • DeSoto Independent School District, TX
  • Goochland County Public Schools, VA
  • Hanover County Public Schools, VA
  • Bellevue School District, WA
  • School District of Fort Atkinson, WI

The Best Practices in School Budgeting outline a budget process that centers on aligning resources with areas of greatest impact on student achievement Alliance members will be working on the implementing the Best Practices over the next year with support from GFOA in the form of collaborative meetings, newly developed eLearnings, and other supports. The GFOA will begin recruiting members for the next phase of the Alliance in early 2016.

For more information on the Alliance, the Best Practices or any other information regarding the project please contact Mike Mucha, Director of Research and Consulting. More information on the project is also available on GFOA’s website -