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How Operational KPIs Can Help Mitigate a Budget Crisis

By Phillip Smith | November 22, 2016

The value of tracking operational key performance indicators (KPIs) stretches beyond maximizing return on investment (ROI) or influencing student achievement. The effective tracking and use of KPIs can also help school districts mitigate an impending budget crisis by making strategic and logical staffing and budget cuts.

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The 5 School Performance Indicators that Matter Most for School Business Officers

By Phillip Smith | November 17, 2016

School business officers have the difficult task of maximizing return on investment (ROI) while creating the financial conditions to put the most money in the classroom.

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Cutting Costs the Smart Way: Using Education Business Intelligence to Implement Cost Reduction Strategies

By Phillip Smith | November 16, 2016

Performance goals for school business officers continue to rise as expectations for return on investment (ROI) and student achievement grow – even as school funding decreases. Due to these stringent demands, accurate performance measurement and operational insights provide more value than ever for managing budgets, reducing costs and increasing operational performance.

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How operational key performance indicators impact student success initiatives

By Phillip Smith | November 14, 2016

In the often-siloed world of education, district leaders can lose sight of how performance in non-academic metrics can affect student outcomes.This reality exists despite research showing a relationship between positively trending operational metrics and student success.

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Education: Leveraging Data to Measure School District Performance

By Phillip Smith | September 23, 2016

When it comes to non-academic performance management, there are many ways that data can help districts gain efficiency and improve processes. While you may not have thought about measuring performance data as part of the equation for district success, data from departments like transportation, maintenance and operations, food service, and technology can produce important information about how schools and districts operate, which drives the ability to discover and communicate efficient best-practices. When time or money are saved, this type of non-academic performance management has the ability to create successful student outcomes by funneling more resources back to the classroom.

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