The Future Ready Framework
Budget and Resources
Alignment to District and School Plans
Priorities for budget and resources are clearly linked to district- and building-level strategic and tactical plans and to continuous improvement goals. All expenditures must be justified as supportive of these plans. Innovative programs are funded conditionally upon their alignment to the district’s vision and mission.
|District leaders ensure that annual academic planning processes inform and guide technology budget development activities.
A cross-functional budget team identifies best practice examples of district-and building-level strategic and tactical plans that map funding structures to technology-enabled learning tools and resources, and 21st Century skill development.
||District leaders and budget development teams analyze best practice funding structures and scenarios to help define the District’s vision for a sustainable digital learning environment. They explicitly link funding requirements to strategic and tactical plans. The District shares its vision for sustaining a digital learning environment with stakeholders. They communicate logic and best practice examples in order to broaden support.
||As District leaders and key stakeholders build district- and building-level strategic and tactical plans they explicitly map curriculum integration to digital learning expenditures to viable funding streams, timelines, and accountability measures.
The planning process identifies and prioritizes multiple funding and accountability scenarios.
||District leaders build a broad base of stakeholders to support their strategic and tactical plans. The District illustrates the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and technology-enabled resources. District leaders and key stakeholders are prepared to communicate strategic and tactical plans. They can justify budgets and identify cost-saving strategies that leverage technology and the academic return of investment.