THE CURRENT STATE During the annual budget process, one of the most important questions district leaders wrestle with is what new investments should be made to accomplish the district’s improvement
Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) published a new School Business Minute. The minute is based on the presentation Strategies to turn from defense to offense I gave at the
Each year, district leaders make many decisions about school and district finances. Hidden behind those myriad decisions is a choice architecture, which, explicitly or implicitly, defines and shapes leaders’ decision-making.
I was kindly asked by Allovue to write a blog piece for the Budget and Resources framework of Future Ready Schools. In this piece, I first discuss the root causes
Five Issues around Using Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) to Inform and Improve Decisions: Part III – Commensurability
COMMENSURABILITY Assuming that we have obtained valid A-ROI estimates for multiple investments, there remain issues to be considered and addressed when using those results for investment comparisons and decisions. The
Five Issues around Using Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) to Inform and Improve Decisions: Part II – Uncertainty
In the first post of this series, I discussed validity of A-ROI as a measure of cost-effectiveness. In this post, I focus on uncertainty embedded in A-ROI results. In the
Five Issues around Using Academic Return on Investment (A-ROI) to Inform and Improve Decisions: Part I – Validity
You can download a pdf version of this article at https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED603587 INTRODUCTION Return on investment (ROI) is a concept that originated in the business world in the early twentieth century.
From a reader I am a business official in Arizona and I really enjoyed your article in the September ASBO International School Business Affairs publication. I agree with much of the process
Cycle-based Budgeting (CBB) is built on ten key concepts, which you will see throughout this web site and in the toolkit. You can use these ten terms to help explain
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Fiona Hollands, Associate Director and a Senior Researcher for the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. It appears in
One key component of implementing Cycle-based Budgeting (CBB) is a technology system that allows the investments to be documented, tracked, and analyzed. Ideally, an online system that connects an institution's
This article appears in the January 2018 issue of School Business Affairs, published by the Association of School Business Officials International. Please note that the article was originally written in
The Edtech Pilot Framework provides a step-by-step process to help education leaders and technology developers run successful educational technology (edtech) pilots. CBB Toolkit is listed under both the Plan and
Considering that SharePoint and InfoPath based Investment Tracking Form is not a viable solution in many districts, I added a new Investment Tracking Form developed in Microsoft Word to the
Acknowledgement: the author thanks Dr. Buchanan for his critiques that helped improve this post. The CBB Decision Tool has been uploaded to the Toolkit. This tool is intended for
As the year of 2017 is winding down, many districts will soon be or have been engaged in budget discussions for the 18-19 school year. One phrase that people will
Cycle-based Budgeting Year 2 Report is added to the CBB Toolkit. This report documents the second year implementing Cycle-based Budgeting at Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY). In addition to
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How much money has been spent on literacy, student behaviors, etc. respectively by the district over the past five years and what is the return on each of those investments?How