Economic Recovery Planning for Schools
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is pouring $100 billion into education. This unprecedented influx of money comes at a time when the economic downturn has already changed the definition of sustainable education funding.
During these troubled economic times, it takes the collective talents of everyone — especially school business officials — to help put the pieces back together. Now is the time to share our trials and triumphs. Visit ASBO’s Economic Recovery Blog to find up-to-the-minute updates about how your colleagues are preserving education and unleash your own creative ideas to share with others.
Visit the Department of Education's Webpage to download the transcript and slides from the ARRA Sect. 1512 Reporting Round 2: Updates & Answers from ED webinar from December 16, 2009.
ASBO Exclusive Department of Education Webinar
On December 2, 2009 nearly 500 ASBO members tuned in for an exclusive ARRA webinar by the Department of Education. Share your questions, and we'll send them to the Department of Education.
Listen to the recording of the webinar. NOTE: You do not need a recording key. Just enter your name when prompted.
View the slides from the webinar. (655K file)
Visit ASBO's Economic Recovery Blog for the latest news and ideas on ARRA spending.
We encourage school business officials like you to share your experiences and post your questions.
For more information, including how ASBO's blog works, how to follow a blog feed offline, and how you can contribute your questions and comments, try this introductory page.
On July 10, 2009 ASBO International
and U.S. Communities conducted a webinar on ARRA funding for
schools. ASBO executive director John Musso helped participants
review the outcome of ASBO's Economic Summit, provided cautions, and
presented the latest updates.
Download the ARRA Webinar slide show here (1.56 MB file).
February 17, 2009: Learn how the
2009 Stimulus Package will affect your district.
ASBO's Summary of the Educational Funding in the Stimulus Package (171K file)
On February 11, 2009, ASBO
International participated in a conference call with Secretary of
Education Arne Duncan.
Summary of the Meeting (296K file)
Spur your thinking with the report
from ASBO International’s Economic Crisis Summit, held December
11–12, 2008 in Washington, DC, underwritten by NJPA.
Economic Crisis Summit: A New Future for Education Funding (2.3 MB file)
ASBO International submitted the
following letter to President Elect Obama's Transition Team just before
the Economic Summit.
ASBO's letter to President-elect Obama's Transition Team (53K)
ASBO International's John Musso
wrote his executive director's message on this topic for the December
2008 School Business Affairs magazine.
Download Getting a Grasp on the Global Economic Crisis here (54K)
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Economic Crisis Summit (Adobe PDF File)
Letter to Obama (Adobe PDF File)
Getting a Grasp (Adobe PDF File)
ASBO International's Blog on Economic Recovery Planning
ARRA Webinar Powerpoint