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Cuts in federal spending for education and severe budget deficits in the states are having a negative trickle-down effect on school districts nationwide. With limited funds, district superintendents, school boards, and other local officials are grappling with ways to do more with less without compromising basic instructional needs. What are the key challenges and opportunities for local leaders in managing resource allocation for public schools? What role can education funders play in helping districts and local agencies develop sound fiscal policies and practices that align spending with student outcomes? In this teleconference, a panel of foundation leaders and a systems resource expert in the field discuss resource allocation strategies that are making a difference in their communities.
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Following the presentations, a Q & A session offers participants the opportunity to ask questions and to share their own experiences working with local districts and schools.
This teleconference is presented as part of the Foundation Center's Foundations for Education Excellence initiative, made possible through generous support from the C.S. Mott Foundation and additional support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation for Philanthropy In/Sight®: Education. We also thank the Council on Foundations, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Grantmakers for Education, and the Philanthropy Roundtable for their assistance with this effort.All rights reserved. This audio recording is for private use only. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of all or any part of this audio recording without written permission is prohibited.