Colorado Convention Center
Experience/participation in school budgeting
School district senior leadership and participants in the budget process - including superintendents, chief financial officers, budget directors, etc.
Connecting resource allocation and student achievement is the most essential aspect of planning and budgeting for school districts; however, it can also be challenging for most districts. This seminar is designed for school districts participating or interested in learning more about GFOA’s Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting (“Alliance”) program and will provide participants an opportunity to collaboratively discuss and complete a number of exercises using information from their own districts. Districts involved in the first group of the Alliance will help facilitate the session, as well as share their own experiences and successes in implementing the Best Practices in School Budgeting. Topics will include evaluating choices between programmatic offerings, finding available resources to pay for new initiatives, and developing a strategic financial plan.
This seminar will aid participants in learning more about GFOA's Best Practices in School Budgeting budget process framework and how to implement - including cost savings startegies, strategic financial plan development, goal setting, etc.