The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) will publish a new resource to guide you through the principles of strategic budgeting. Stay tuned for more information.
We built the Principles of Strategic Budgeting resource from our recent blog series on Strategic Budgeting. We designed the new resource for local education officials involved in creating, maintaining, or publicizing their education budgets. It covers the five elements of strategic budgeting: 1) identifying the vision and goals, 2) assessing resources, 3) using data, 4) communicating with the district, and 5) continuous improvement.
The modules use a learning platform called Articulate Rise, which combines text, multiple-choice questions, interactive lessons, and other modes of providing information.
You can work through the modules at your own pace to learn more about strategic budgeting and how it might help you and your colleagues more effectively think about and discuss your budget.
We would love to hear what you think of the resource, so before, after, or during your journey through strategic budgeting, please send us messages with questions, comments, or suggestions. You can reach me via email at BradKeller@westat.com; or connect with the R5CC team on Twitter at @Region5CC.
Happy (strategic) budgeting!