41. Restructure district budgeting model

Restructure the district budgeting so that the money follows the students and principals are apportioned funds based on student headcount not sections. Let principals choose what district services their site will need and charge them for the services they use. Restructure classified work so that services from the District must bid for work on a basis that is competitive with outside vendors.

These will lower costs and have proven to work in the Berkeley and San Francisco school districts. Reports are available for study at FCMAT.

An interesting suggestion that would affect many layers of district operations.   The district has/had a form of this with "site based management" a few years ago.  This is an idea that will be taken into consideration if/when the cost savings/operational economizing become apparent.