GFOA Announces Members of Second Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting

Monday, October 31, 2016

(Chicago, Illinois October 26, 2016) Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced the members of the second wave of its Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting. The Alliance is composed of 36 school districts working with GFOA to implement Best Practices in School Budgeting. Alliance members include districts from 18 states across the U.S. serving anywhere from a several hundred students to over one hundred thousand students.

Alliance members include:

Education for Change
San Francisco Unified School District
Eagle County School District RE50J
Jeffco Public Schools
School District of Palm Beach County
Volusia County Schools
Atlanta Public Schools 
Nampa School District 
River Trails School District 26
Rockford Public School District 205 
Thornton Township High School District 205
Cambridge Public Schools 
Pittsfield Public Schools
Glen Lake Community Schools 
Troy School District
Wayne-Westland Community Schools 
Billings School District
Omaha Public Schools
Carson City School District 
Lakota Local School District 
Springfield City School District 
Toledo Public Schools
Trotwood-Madison School District
Hillsboro School District 1J
Bristol Warren Regional School District
Greenville County Schools 
Fort Worth Independent School District
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
Auburn School District
Central Kitsap School District Organization  
North Mason School District
Olympic Educational Service District 114 
Pasco School District 
Shoreline School District No. 412
Milwaukee Public Schools
School District of Menomonee Falls


These districts are joining 35 districts from the initial Alliance that kicked off in September 2015. GFOA is excited to support the ongoing efforts of the now 70 plus districts across the U.S. implementing and improving their budget processes to help support delivery of the highest quality instruction possible to their students.

The Best Practices in School Budgeting outline a budget process that centers on aligning resources with areas of greatest impact on student achievement. Alliance members will be working on implementing the best practices over the next year with support from GFOA in the form of collaborative meetings, eLearnings, and other supports. GFOA will begin recruiting members for the next wave of the Alliance in early 2017.

For more information about the Alliance, Best Practices in School Budgeting, or any other information regarding the project, please contact Matt Bubness, Senior Manager; 312/578-2267. More information on the project is also available on GFOA’s website.

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