GFOA’s Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting is a networked group of districts working collaboratively to implement best practices in school budgeting. This session will provide practical strategies, lessons learned, and case study examples about HOW leading school districts from around the United States have implemented improved budget practices over the past five years. GFOA’s best practices in school budgeting is a framework for enhancing a school district’s budget and planning processes. The framework includes practical recommendations on all aspects of the process from better collaboration, goal setting, strategy prioritization, utilizing cost effectiveness measurements to the development of a strategic financial plan and how to leverage the budget document as a communications device. Particular focus for this session will include strategic planning, continuity of budget process improvements through leadership changes, and how to be a strategic CFO.
Please note that this is a full-day seminar held at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street.