Wylie Independent School District has grown rapidly, but its budget had not kept pace with its enrollment. Wylie needed a new approach to reach its student learning goals. Wylie developed new planning and budgeting processes coupled with a strong academic-finance partnership contributed to their students making the largest gains on the statewide standardized test of any district in Texas over 5,000 students.
"It’s not just the numbers! With Smarter School Spending, there is more meaning behind the numbers. It helps finance staff understand where resources are most needed so we can get the money to where it will be most purposeful."