GFOA's Smarter School Spending Framework

A new way to align resources with student achievement goals.

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GFOA's Smarter School Spending invites you  to join school districts from across the country on a journey to increase student achievement during these times of greater expectations and budget constraints. On this website you can find a process and free tools to help you on your journey.

Developing strategies to better align resources to meet student outcome goals.

The framework steps provide a guide to develop a collaborative budget process by: setting expectations of what the process will achieve; thoroughly examining underlying causes of achievement gaps and developing goals and strategies to overcome the gaps; analyzing current spending to allocate resources accordingly; crafting a well developed implementation plan; and finally, measuring performance and adjusting as necessary.

Smarter School Spending Framework

Plan and Prepare

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Set Instructional Priorities

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Pay for Priorities

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Implement Plan

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Ensure Sustainability

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