SMART Pathways for Student Success

Financial Management
and Strategy Rubric for K-12.
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The SMART Pathways rubric is a service designed to help K-12 districts identify and tackle common challenges and move them to sustainable and holistic financial management practices. Comprised of five pathways and 48 indicators of success, Allovue uses this rubric to help benchmark and chart the growth of districts seeking to improve their resource strategy and maximize opportunities for students.

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Site-Level Autonomy

Budget owners have control over the dollars spent at their location and are provided the corresponding professional development needed to ensure their success.

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The district has the right processes, people, and tools in place to ensure that budget owners are held accountable and prepared for strategic spending.

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Alignment of Spending to Goals

The district has clearly articulated outcomes-based goals that are tied to dollars, with the appropriate infrastructure in place to monitor and update resource allocation decisions regularly.

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Resource Equity

Dollars are allocated to schools based on student needs. The allocation methods are transparent and updated annually to account for changing student populations.

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Every district stakeholder has access to district’s allocation method, site-based budgets, and actual expenditures. This information is easily accessible and understandable for the school and district community.

Watch Allovue CEO and Founder, Jess Gartner discuss how the SMART Pathways help districts improve their financial management process below.

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