Federal Districts Feel the Pain From Standoff Over COVID-19 Aid
More layoffs and damaging cuts loom as districts move deeper into the school year with their budgets depleting and Congress stalemated over emergency relief.
School & District Management A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
Education Some Districts Punt Thorny Budget Decisions Back to Parents, Students
Tulsa, Okla., and Dallas have taken steps to engage community members, including students in some cases, in making crucial budget decisions. The strategy, experts say, builds community trust and buy-in.
Federal How Another Recession Could Test K-12's Resilience
It took years to recover from the last big economic downturn. What’s changed since then—and what can schools expect if and when tough times come again?
Education Funding State Budget Woes Force Pa. Districts to Borrow Aid
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, in a statement, said some districts, and intermediate units that oversee them, borrowed more than $340 million.
Education Funding Pa. Budget Stalemate Squeezes Districts as Schools Open
The faceoff between the legislature and governor has caused some school systems to turn to loans and reserves in the absence of state money.
Budget & Finance Philadelphia School Reform Commission Declines to Vote on District's Budget
The School Reform Commission decided not to pass the school budget, an action that violates the City Charter.
Budget & Finance Philadelphia Council Moves to Help School District With Budget Crisis
The Philadelphia City Council introduced legislation to extend to city's sales tax, which will raise $120 million in the first year for the school district.
School & District Management 'Sequester' Adds to Districts' Budget Uncertainties
Even as they seek to quantify the impact of across-the-board federal budget cuts, some of the nation's neediest school districts brace for tough choices.
Budget & Finance Consulting Group Praises 'Value-Based Approach' in District Budgeting
The Boston Consulting Group, which has worked with districts and states around the country, suggests that cash-strapped school systems need to make cuts with an eye towards getting the most out of budget dollars.
Education School Districts Fear Slashed Budgets After Supercommittee Fails
Education advocates and local school officials are nervously eyeing a series of draconian cuts set to hit just about every federal program next year, now that a bipartisan panel tasked with making recommendations for trimming the nation's deficit has failed to reach agreement