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Read more about how school districts from across the US have used Smarter School Spending to better align their resources with student achievement goals and boost learning outcomes.

21
$140.4 million
13,726
16%
Michele Trongaard
"It’s not just the numbers! With Smarter School Spending, there is more meaning behind the numbers. It helps finance staff understand where resources are most needed so we can get the money to where it will be most purposeful."
Michele Trongaard, Asst Superintendent for Finance & Operations
20
$103 million
9,697
39%
Paul Soma, Superintendent
“The Smarter School Spending process brought a great deal of credibility to our decisions due to its transparency and use of objective data. Perhaps most importantly, it established a framework for future decision-making”
Paul Soma, Superintendent
43
$308 million
41,495
57%
Susan Moxley, Superintendent
"Money is not increasing. We must invest our dollars in the most efficient and effective way possible, and that requires us to really go back and analyze. It requires us to be incredibly innovative in our approach to how we optimize resources.”
Susan Moxley, Superintendent
53
$630.4 million
39,488
36%
Carl Mead, Deputy Superintendent
“Our ability to see and understand the big picture from both an academic and budget lens provided administrators a clear connection to the work of our strategic plan and provided resources to our schools and students with the greatest needs. This focus and understanding on equity moved us from words to action throughout our school district.”
Carl Mead, Deputy Superintendent