School District of Fort Atkinson works to improve its budget process.

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The School District of Fort Atkinson in Wisconsin recently invited GFOA staff to present to the district's senior leadership team the Best Practices in School Budgeting, a framework for an improved budget process. Fort Atkinson is part of the GFOAs Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting, an early adopter group of more than 70 districts from across the U.S. that are working to improve their budget processes. The best practices advocate for improved collaboration between finance and academic leaders and the advancement of student outcomes through more effective use of resources.

GFOA staff facilitated the day-long session, which included the district's superintendent, directors from business services, instruction, special...

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