The Future Ready Framework

Budget and Resources

Efficiency and Cost Savings

Innovative funding for digital learning leverages technologies to improve teaching and learning as well as to increase efficiency and cost savings. A cross-functional District budget development team is formed that is composed of District leaders, key stakeholders, and subject matter experts who collectively represent the District’s interests. This team employs strategies for calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) for all technology resources; focusing on learning-enabling technology, digital resources and instructional practice.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
A cross-functional District leadership and budget development team does a high-level review of current District, State, and Federal financial processes. They identify current barriers to budgeting for digital learning and collect strategies and best practice examples of innovative funding structures and scenarios that effectively determine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The team identifies innovative solutions to funding the transition to digital learning. Innovative, proven practice examples, funding structures and budget scenarios inform District leadership and budget development efforts. The District’s creates a vision for transformational and sustainable funding for a high performing and effective digital learning environment. District leaders and budget development teams define their strategies, processes and metrics for determining Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The district develops sound policies and procedures for the ongoing review and analysis of cost variables for equitable funding of digital learning. The District designs a communication plan that illustrates cost/benefit opportunities associated with digital learning. District leaders and budget development teams conduct timely reviews of the analysis of efficiencies, effectiveness, and costs of implementing and sustaining a digital learning environment The cross-functional District leadership team develops implementation strategies and viable timelines to activate procedures and practices needed to maximize educational investment. The District communicates actual costs, efficiencies, and effectiveness of implementing and sustaining a digital learning environment.