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Sustainable financial models

Developing a Next Education Workforce model doesn’t necessarily mean taking on a slew of new costs. Pairing new investments with strategic shifts in funding and time can ensure your school stays budget neutral.

These resources were created in collaboration with Education Resource Strategies, a national nonprofit that partners with district, school, and state leaders to transform how they use resources (people, time, and money) so that every school prepares every child for tomorrow, no matter their race or income.

Do now, build toward

District and school leaders across the country have the opportunity to fundamentally change existing structures by leveraging federal stimulus funds. Leaders designing and supporting Next Education Workforce team-based models can use a “Do Now, Build Toward” mindset to make high-impact investments now that build toward a more diverse educator workforce, deeper and personalized learning and greater retention of educators. This resource outlines several specific ways that leaders can utilize their federal stimulus funds in service of building toward new staffing models.

Costs and shifts calculator

Ready to consider the costs and shifts for your own Next Education Workforce model? In this Google Sheet, you’ll be able to describe your strategy, input the costs, make intentional shifts and see your choices summarized on a dashboard.
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Financially sustainable staffing models

Leaders developing Next Education Workforce models are making decisions to create new educator roles, compensate educators for expertise, dynamically group students, and create additional planning time for educators. These decisions require making trade-offs to remain financially sustainable. In this document, you’ll read about how two school leaders and one district-level leader make strategic shifts in funding and time to cover the costs of their new staffing models.

The budget and the Next Education Workforce

Justin Wing, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Mesa Public Schools, shares two pieces of budgetary advice for districts considering moving to Next Education Workforce models.