Track 29: Maximizing Spending Authority
In this track, gain a thorough understanding of the importance of and various sources of spending authority. Learn about different approaches to requesting modified allowable growth from the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) including preparation, application, and understanding SBRC criteria of decisions. Evaluate best practices around drop out prevention and at-risk programming, special education, instructional support, on-time funding and budget guarantee spending authority decisions.  Learn the opportunities to maximize general fund spending authority by fully utilizing non-general fund revenue sources.  Evaluate all the options to fund spending authority.  Discuss various ways to clarify board expectations including the possibility of setting board policy around parameters of district spending authority goals.  Walk away with strategies to maximize your district’s spending authority.
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