Smarter School Spending

Smarter School Spending - 5: Ensure Sustainability

To ensure that the strategies and priorities are implemented with fidelity to the budget document, a school district needs to establish a system for evaluating results.


  • Implement a system to monitor strategy implementation.
  • Evaluate the results of implementation throughout the year


A. Monitor Strategy Implementation and Evaluate Interim Results throughout the Year

A well-developed budget outlines the dollars and resources for implementing a plan of action to align student outcomes with resources for the upcoming fiscal year. However, there are numerous examples where excellent plans are improperly or incompletely put into practice. In some cases, the plan may never even get off the ground.