GFOA's Smarter School Spending Framework
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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.