Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, October 2015

Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter

Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, October 2015

“The one-size-fits-all approach is about equality. Equity is about treating every student as they need to be treated.”

Notable Quotable:

“The one-size-fits-all approach is about equality. Equity is about treating every student as they need to be treated.” Brett Ridgway, Chief Business Officer, District 49

Student Based Budgeting in the News

Arizona’s School Funding Commission Releases Key Recommendations
Gov. Doug Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Council makes recommendations aimed at promoting equity, transparency, and student outcomes in education funding.

Report Highlights Inequitable Funding in Montgomery County Public Schools
A new report found that MCPS allocates more expensive staff to low-poverty schools and explores the potential benefits of switching to student-based budgeting.

Mississippi to Vote on School Funding Issue
Initiative 42 would amend the state constitution with stronger requirements related for education funding and quality.

Student Based Budgeting 101

Intro to Student-Based Budgeting Video for District and Community Leaders
Marguerite Roza of Edunomics provides an overview of student-based budgeting and how districts can get started.

Best Practices Spotlight

Brookings: Public School Vouchers Would Reform K-12 Education
A public school voucher program centered on choice, portable funding, flexibility in school management, and transparency could have broad support.

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Lisa Snell was the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.

Aaron Garth Smith is the Director of Education Reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.