Source: EdSurge

Business intelligence that relies on a district’s budget and fiscal data will become a fast-growing K-12 market in the next five years. Many school leaders are about to be caught off guard by the fiscal transparency requirement in new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Most schools do not currently collect this kind of information or if they do, they have not had to report it to the public. School leaders will, over a year or two, likely shift from a reactionary relationship with this information to a productive and strategic one. One probable response will be to adopt a model of continuous improvement that considers whether investments in personnel and non-personnel matters are productive. The topic will become a conference mainstay…and that’s when the market for school business intelligence that incorporates fiscal data will become attractive.