Inviting the Community Inside the Budgeting Process

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The feature article of the online TASBO Report magazine explores how Chief Financial Officers employ strategies to ensure trust and accountability with the community.

The delicate balancing act that is school district budgeting often seems cloaked in mystery to outside observers—and perhaps to inside observers as well. But districts are increasingly realizing the value in opening up the process to a certain extent by inviting greater community input on budget priorities. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to incorporating public feedback, so districts have to discover what approach works best for them. [CONTINUE READING]

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