District Management Journal
Despite shrinking resources, more and more is being demanded of school districts. How can you deliver better results if all resources have been exhausted? Maybe they haven’t been. The key is discovering where to look, and what to shift. In this issue, our Spotlight shares how a close examination of data at a granular level can lead to surprising revelations about where greater efficiencies can be achieved and illuminate how else existing resources might be reallocated to fund your school district's strategic priorities.
Also in this issue:
Interview: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s drive and vision have helped repay the state’s debt to public schools, added $1.4 billion in funds to public education, and increased learning outcomes on the national level. We sat down with Governor Dayton to hear about his journey – including the bumps along the way –and his vision for public education in Minnesota moving forward.
Case Study: As the fifth superintendent in three years, Dr. Abelardo Saavedra knew South San Antonio ISD (TX) was facing many challenges. In addition to facing a $4 million budget gap, the district needed to make new investments to raise student achievement and meet the many demands of its population. Learn how the district achieved these goals by taking a close look at general education and special education staffing.