School funding formulas are notoriously complicated and difficult for anyone outside of the district finance department to understand. However, it’s vital that not only your administrators and school board members understand your financial decision-making, but also that your community stakeholders take part in these conversations, as well.
Okay, so the window to apply for e-rate funding has just opened for the 2011 funding year. What does that mean? How does this apply to public schools? Is it worth all the fuss? Well let me explain the basics of e-rate first and then I’ll share my opinion on this funding opportunity.