Budget & Resources
The transition to digital learning will require strategic short-term and long-term budgeting and leveraging of resources. All budgets at the district and the school should be aligned to the new, personalized vision for learning, with consistent funding streams for both recurring and non-recurring costs to ensure sustainability. During the transition, district leaders should strive for cost-savings and efficiencies through effective uses of technology.
The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:
- Efficiency and Cost Savings
- Alignment to District and School Plans
- Consistent Funding Streams
- Learning Return on Investment
The financial model should include the metrics and processes to ensure not only sustainability but also accountability for learning returns on investments.