Support for the milestones and transitions in the life of a K-12 district.
With roots in education policy and academia, we view the major events within a district through a data-focused lens. Our experience throughout the public education system helps us to guide districts with a strategically solid and thoughtful approach. Our focus is in decision and implementation support, strategic refinement, and change management.
District Budgetary Needs Assessment
Budget planning efforts are limited from the get-go when they begin by duplicating last year’s approach. Administrators need a deep understanding to arrive at an efficient and equitable budget. We help by auditing the funding formula, examining equity/efficiency measures, and offering recommendations that address the findings.
ESSA is ushering major change for education finance. Districts will be held to a new standard of fiscal transparency that will expose funding discrepancies at the student-level. We help districts scaffold the messaging around their funding methodology and meet new Title I Supplement Not Supplant (SNS) allocation methodology reporting.
Change Management & Stakeholder Relations
Change is difficult and poor communications can distract from an administration’s progress. From press relations to board and community presentations, managing the optics of major district-level decisions is complicated. We provide support for change management like implementing a new finance approach.
School Closure & Consolidation
Changing a district's school architecture is a painful process for district leaders, school boards, and communities. Administrators are challenged to honor the interests of stakeholders while maintaining solvency. Our support for school consolidation uses district data and financial modeling to determine the most strategic path forward.