Toolkit: What is Student-Based Budgeting? How can it drive student learning?
Implementing an equity-focused school Funding model as a part of broader district strategy
The Student-Based Budgeting Toolkit
Transforming School Funding for Equity, Transparency, and Flexibility: An Introduction to Student-Based Budgeting
Is SBB is right for your district? Find out with this guide, which is an updated version of our popular 2014 publication.
Readiness Assessment (Excel)
Is your district ready for SBB? This tool details a set of questions to help you determine if SBB is right for your district at this time.
Transforming School Funding for Equity, Transparency, and Flexibility:
A Nuts-and-Bolts Guide to Implementing Student-Based Budgeting
Ready to implement SBB? This detailed manual describes how to prepare for it, how to design the formula, and how to rollout the model.
SBB Financial Modeling Tool (Excel)
Understand the mechanics of an SBB formula, and begin to build your own.
Sample SBB School Workbook (Excel)
Get help thinking through the information schools need to create their budgets under an SBB system.
(Note: The previous version of this file may not have been compatible with some computer systems; we have updated it and it should work for everyone now)
- Transforming School Funding: A Guide to Implementing Student-Based Budgeting – ERS’ 2014 Guide to SBB [PUBLICATION]
Our first overview of SBB, published in 2014, provides a useful supplement to Transforming School Funding for Equity, Transparency, and Flexibility (2018)
- Video Lesson: Budgeting for Equity [VIDEO]
ERS Chief Executive Officer and President Karen Hawley Miles gives a detailed overview of SBB, including how to define and identify inequity
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