Supporting Strong Schools. Sustaining the Future.

Afton Partners supports public education organizations by advising on and implementing financial and operational strategies that sustain effective educational programs.

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Sustainability Planning

Sustainability Planning

Whether your organization is in start-up, growth, stabilization, or decline, Afton provides financial expertise to ensure your resources are allocated in alignment with strategic priorities that are financially viable in the long-term.

Funding Equity & Fiscal Transparency

Funding Equity & Fiscal Transparency

Afton provides advisory and analytical services that improve the potential for fiscal equity and transparency within state and local public education funding structures. This work often includes in-district funding allocation analyses by school and student need.

Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness

Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness

Afton provides management advisory services and supporting data analysis to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness within school operators. Along the way, we build financial acumen within school organizations.

Ginger Ostro
“Afton helped us analyze our school funding model and showed us how to make it more equitable. They quickly understood our data, crunched the numbers, and helped us design a new approach. They recommended an inclusive process and anticipated challenges so we could be prepared with solutions. I can't recommend them highly enough!”
Ginger Ostro  |  Budget Director (former), Chicago Public Schools
Michael Bradley
“We embarked on developing a new budget methodology for our entire Network and called on Afton to help with designing an approach that would meet our core objectives and needs. They did an outstanding job… Afton has great breadth and depth of expertise and experience with education finance. They have been instrumental as our industry has faced increased economic uncertainty and challenge.”
Michael Bradley  |  Chief Financial Officer, Acero Schools
Dr. Ben Martindale
“Afton Partners has provided the direction and support that has literally saved our District... Their capacity to analyze and provide successful models of funding re-structuring is different from any support I have ever encountered in 47 years of education. They are the best!!”
Dr. Ben Martindale  |  Chief Education Officer (former), North Chicago CUSD 187
Yetta Lewis
“Afton has helped us to become a team of problem-solving and possibilities. They approach each situation with strong knowledge of the finances, compassion for people, and a team spirit to get the job done! Unlike many other consulting firms, they work in partnership to consult while building the internal capacity of our staff members. Building capacity and knowledge base of our staff members and board has been invaluable.”
Yetta Lewis  |  CEO, Gestalt Community Schools

Who We Work With

How We've Done

Since inception in 2011, Afton Partners has successfully worked with a wide variety of K-12 education stakeholders to strategically align financial and operational resources to achieve stability and sustainability. Here’s how we’ve done so far:

$2M-$7B

Total Annual Budget Range

7,500+

Total Schools Impacted

115+

Education Initiatives

33

We work in numerous states, continuously expanding our reach

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RBL Part 3 - Year 1 Cohort-Level Financial Analysis

At Work At School - An Afton Partners Blog

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