Future Ready

Budget and Resources

The transition to digital learning will require strategic short-term and long-term budgeting and leveraging of resources. All budgets at the district and the school should be aligned to the new, personalized vision for learning, with consistent funding streams for both recurring and non-recurring costs to ensure sustainability. During the transition, district leaders should strive for cost-savings and efficiencies through effective uses of technology.

 


The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:

  • Efficiency and Cost Savings
  • Alignment to District and School Plans
  • Consistent Funding Streams
  • Learning Return on Investment
 

The financial model should include the metrics and processes to ensure not only sustainability, but also accountability for learning returns on investments.


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Elements and Levels of Readiness

An effective budget development and review process is guided by a deep understanding of school finance at the District, State and Federal levels. Funding a digital learning environment requires strategic, short-term and long-term budgeting that leverages the use of learning-enabling technology and resources to optimize student learning. All budgets at the district and the school level are aligned in order to prioritize student learning and cost-efficiency, with consistent funding streams for both recurring and non-recurring costs. The District’s financial model includes the metrics and processes to determine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for developing and sustaining the digital learning environment and to ensure accountability for determining learning Return On Investment (ROI).
Efficiency and Cost Savings

Innovative funding for digital learning leverages technologies to improve teaching and learning... Read More

Alignment to District and School Plans

Priorities for budget and resources are clearly linked to district- and building-level strategic... Read More

Consistent Funding Streams

The District has consistent and flexible funding that enables equitable access to optimal... Read More

Learning Return on Investment

All metrics for review of budget priorities and cost-efficiency are based on their demonstrated... Read More