Your district’s budget sets your mission and goals into motion.
From resource equity to school autonomy and fiscal transparency, K-12 school district goals are driven by the math beneath the budget book.
Strategic school finance – simplified.
Equiday scaffolds the budget planning process at K-12 school districts. We partner with administration to increase a district's potential for resource equity and fiscal responsibility by making strategic school funding accessible and efficient. Our expertise is in funding model design and implementation, change management, and regulatory compliance.
Reporting your allocation methodology and justifying per-pupil expenditures to the public are big changes for districts. Success here starts with forward-thinking allocation processes.
Strategic Budget Planning
When advancing equity is a district mission, the work begins in the mechanics of your funding formula. A nuanced, student-driven approach should consider demographic, programmatic, and academic needs.
Funding Model Management
The decisions that drive resource allocation require data-driven intelligence and critical thinking. District administrators are often stretched to meet both the technical and strategic demands of the process.
The effects of your funding formula matter to many (and most aren't fluent in ed finance). Proactive communications about funding discrepancies is key to helping stakeholders respect the strategy.
Strategic budgeting for K-12 district administrators.
Discover what resource equity, process efficiency, and fiscal transparency can look like in your district. Our modeling tool, Allocate Pro, helps administrators evaluate alternatives to choose the ideal school funding scenario, meet new regulatory demands, and proactively write the narrative about education finance for district stakeholders.
The strategic work of your district starts in the pages of your budget book.
That's why we help districts bring strategic thinking into resource allocation — and save time in the process. Our flagship tool, Allocate Pro, was made for the budgeting phase of a district's financial work. The tool powers the calculations behind school resource allocation formula and delivers ESSA-compliant reporting at the school-level.
Allocate Pro helps districts to:
Study ed finance with us!
Resources for ed finance and strategic budgeting — drawn from the research of finance and policy experts and real-world perspectives from district practitioners.
On-demand ESSA fiscal reporting webinar!
New ESSA fiscal reporting requirements are more than just a compliance exercise. Once central office has this data, what happens next? Get the district and policy perspective this webinar.
You’ll learn about:
Understanding horizontal and vertical equity in education finance.
Why districts turn to weighted formulas during budget crises.
Using school-level dynamic weighting for a more equitable funding allocation.
Stories and scholarship on k-12 district budgeting.
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