GFOA Announces Members of Next Group 
of Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

(Chicago, Illinois November 1, 2017)

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced new members of its Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting. The Alliance is composed of 38 school districts working with GFOA to implement the Best Practices in School Budgeting. Alliance members include districts from 20 states across the United States serving anywhere from several hundred students to over two hundred thousand students.

Alliance members include:


  • Oakland Unified School District


  • Cherry Creek School District #5
  • Eagle County School District RE50J
  • Hanover School District #28
  • Jeffco Public Schools


  • Broward County Public Schools
  • Cape Coral Charter School Authority
  • School District of Palm Beach County


  • Fulton County Schools


  • Des Moines Public Schools


  • Nampa School District 131


  • Byron Community School District 226
  • Deerfield Public Schools District 109
  • North Shore School District 112
  • River Trails School District 26
  • Thornton Township High School District 205


  • Fayette County Public Schools


  • Ascension Public Schools


  • Pittsfield Public Schools Public Schools of Brookline


  • Traverse City Area Public Schools
  • Wayne-Westland Community Schools


  • Saint Paul Public Schools


  • Lincoln Public Schools


  • Washoe County School District


  • Rochester City School District


  • Hilliard City School District
  • Northwest Local School District


  • Beaverton School District
  • Corvallis School District 509J


  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Westlake Academy Charter School


  • Tacoma Public Schools


  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Racine Unified School District
  • School District of Fort Atkinson
  • School District of Menomonee Falls

GFOA initially kicked off the Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting in September 2015 with 35 districts and held a second event in November 2016 with 36 additional districts. GFOA is excited to support the ongoing efforts of the over 100 districts across the United States 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 events in early 2018, including a preconference session on May 4, 2018, prior to GFOA’s Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, and the next Alliance kickoff meeting in October 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

More information about the project is available on GFOA’s website,