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Budget simulation and prioritization tools to

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Make the most of limited funds and maintain high-quality education and services in the face of budget cuts. Polco's K12 Fiscal Cliff Package can help.

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School district budgets are harder to manage than ever before

Officials are under immense pressure to ensure educational achievement with fewer resources due to budget cuts in school districts. Without quality data to help with planning and decisions, it can feel like: 

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You are forced to make tough choices but prioritization is difficult

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Competing opinions make it difficult to act decisively

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You need buy-in but you don't have an effective way to engage parents and teachers

Polco provides the online budget engagement tools that give you data directly from school stakeholders. The information backs up decision-making, no matter how difficult it may be.

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School District Budget Tools

The Prioritize and Budget Simulation tools are used by school districts including Syracuse City School District, Kansas City Public Schools, Rochester City School District, Tacoma Public Schools, and more. Join them, and request more information by filling out the form above.


See how stakeholders would prioritize spending school district budget funds

  • Set-up takes less than an hour
  • Simple visuals make the tool easy to use
  • Educate participants on school district projects and services
  • Used by school districts to allocate ESSER, ARPA, grant funding, and more
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Budget Simulation

Let participants try their hand at balancing the school district budget

  • Get more input than traditional public meetings
  • Educate participants on your district's budget constraints
  • Pass budgets with community buy-in
  • Used by school districts for general fund, stimulus funding, strategic planning, and more
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Create supported school district budgets with stakeholder input

Our tools simplify decision-making for K-12 leaders. Here’s how it works: 

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Replace outdated methods of budget engagement

School district budget meetings are usually sparsely attended. Use the prioritization tool to engage more people in less time.

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Frame the conversation with data

Align people around the most important school budget priorities.

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Allocate funding efficiently

Identify where funds are needed most in your school district with community input.

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School districts face more urgent financial challenges than ever before. Polco can help.



60,000 survey questions answered


30+ years of benchmarking data


30 million American voices represented

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Start with a preview of Polco for School Districts. 

Polco’s online community engagement platform and pre-built community data dashboards provide all the tools school districts need to make informed decisions with confidence.

We've tailored a special program just for K-12 and will walk you through options based on the specific needs of your community.

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