Detailed District Spending Looms—are Schools Ready?

Detailed District Spending Looms—are Schools Ready?

August 24, 2018

David A. DeSchryver & Noelle Ellerson Ng write in Education Week that ESSA’s “fiscal transparency reporting requirement is a sleeper issue that will demand more of district leaders than just a change in how they communicate policy decisions with their communities.” In fact, it “will also prompt both school and district leaders to figure out how they manage productivity.” In the short term, district leaders will need “to get on the same page about current district allocation policies and practices, why some schools appear to get more resources than others, and how this all aligns with the stated vision and mission of the district.”