Government Finance Officers Association Survey for The State and Local Government Performance Measurement Sourcebook (May 2007)
Dear ASBO International Member:
With an ever-increasing emphasis on accountability, school business officials everywhere are being asked to help implement a plan of performance measurement. Baseline performance is still in its infancy relative to an all-inclusive set of data, which makes any comparisons difficult at best. Understanding this challenge and the needs of our members, ASBO International is working with the Government Finance Officers Association in helping to gather necessary data to bring all of this together. Since ASBO is the largest association representing school business officials, it is only reasonable that ASBO members are a part of this data-gathering process.
With financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is conducting research for a publication, The State and Local Government Performance Measurement Sourcebook. It is GFOA's goal that the sourcebook be the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide available on public sector performance measurement programs. The core of the sourcebook will be a searchable database of state and local governments, including school districts that use performance measurement. It is important to point out that GFOA is not measuring government performance or collecting performance data, but creating a database of governments' practices related to performance measurement and management.
The completed database will be available on GFOA's Web site, ASBO International's Web site as well as in the Sourcebook. It will enable public sector organizations to search for and learn about performance measurement systems and practices in use by similar organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
To create this valuable database, it is incumbent upon ASBO to help. I ask that you take a few minutes and complete the online survey. Taking a few minutes out of your day now could potentially save you days and weeks of time in the future. The link below takes you to a brief Web survey that poses questions about school district practices. I urge you to participate in this effort by completing this survey. The survey also offers you an option to provide contact information should you choose to participate in any GFOA follow-up phone interviews for additional information or for clarification.
The survey link is:
Many thanks for being part of a project that will provide us with a wealth of valuable information.
John Musso, RSBA