"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
“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”
"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.”
“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.”