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At Work At School

An Afton Partners Blog

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Using Your Charter School Finance Committee for Impact and Sustainability

At a time when many external forces create added financial complexity, school board finance committees can be an invaluable resource for mission impact and long-term sustainability. At Afton Partners, we advise our charter school partners to follow the framework of the “5 Cs” when developing and evolving their organization’s financial governance. The “5 Cs”– Charge,… Continued

Reimagining the School Funding Adequacy Study

Afton updates tried-and-true methods to uncover meaningful insights  In 2023, the Washington D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME) sought to re-examine how schools in D.C. are funded and how the existing funding structures serve students.   Over the past several years, D.C. has made great strides toward adequate and equitable funding, striving to… Continued

Financial Stewardship in a Time of Elevated Pressures

At Afton, we have been reflecting on the concept of financial stewardship, meaning how charter schools handle resources like money, assets, and talent to enable great outcomes. We believe effective financial stewardship consists of three major pillars:  Enacting your mission through resource allocation,  Protecting your money with controls and governance, and   Making good resource decisions that… Continued