Smarter School Spending

Smarter School Spending - Resources

Smarter School Spending lays out a multistep process for districts to develop and implement a strategic finance plan over 9–18 months, on their own or with support from a technical assistance provider.

  • District may also choose to focus on a specific step and set of resources most relevant to them.
  • Each step provides districts with a variety of resources from meeting materials to analytic tools that will guide districts through each activity.
  • The Smarter School Spending online resource library provides a wide selection of resources developed by leaders in education finance.

Tools - Interactive tools to assist a district in developing a strategic finance plan, analyzing district finances, and examine cost savings opportunities.

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Guides - Introductory documents, to provide additional supports for each step of the process.

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Research and Publications - Articles, reports, issue briefs, books, and other background information.

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