How do you pay for improvement?

Most educational improvement plans have financial costs, leaders frequently end up stymied because they can’t identify funding opportunities.

My rule of thumb is never replace a staff retirement or resignation with a simple rehire of the same skill set. Always look for the hidden opportunities in this staff change to put more resources where they’ll do more for students. Funding spent on less successful programs, such as expensive special education tuitions and long school bus rides to inferior programs that aren’t getting results also present opportunities to improve outcomes for more students.

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