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Frank, Stephen; Trawick-Smith, Joseph – Education Resource Strategies, 2014
K-12 education resources are often allocated non-strategically, with schools spending time and money on activities that have little relationship to student outcomes. Most of these decisions take place within districts, rooted in the processes of setting schedules, staffing levels, and assignments, and creating final budgets. Local Education…
Descriptors: State Agencies, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Allocation
Education Resource Strategies, 2010
If your school district is facing a budget issue, it might surprise you to learn that the solution might very well lie in a game of cards. That certainly was the case earlier this year for the city schools of Memphis, Tennessee. The game is called Budget Hold'em, and it was developed by Education Resource Strategies (ERS) of Watertown,…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance