Budgeting and Forecasting

Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting

The Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting is an early adopter group of 90-plus school districts working on implementing 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 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, Alliance members will be able to network with their peer organizations to share their experiences and knowledge. In addition, GFOA will provide financial support to member districts that give presentations on the Best Practices in School Budgeting at outside conferences.

Requirements for membership in the Alliance include:

  • Participation in the annual Alliance conference by district leaders from both the finance and academic departments.
  • Willingness to adopt the Best Practices in School Budgeting.
  • Openness to sharing your experiences with future Alliance members.