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General Soup Podcast Episode 5: Integrating Fiscal and Program Planning

  • Topics

    Fiscal, General Supervision, Infrastructure Development > State Education Agency Capacity
  • Author

    Susan Hayes and Sara Doutre, NCSI

In Episode 5 of NCSI's "General Soup" podcast, hosts Sara and Susan speak with Bryan Klimkiewicz and Tom Boudreau from the Connecticut Department of Education about their efforts to better integrate fiscal and program planning. We discuss Bryan and Tom’s leadership in ensuring that fiscal investments are responsive to student needs and create sustainable supports. We engage around questions including:

  • How have Connecticut’s Sustainable Supports Summits changed how district teams work together?

  • How have challenges and new investments related to the COVID 19 pandemic changed the approach to resource planning?

  • What do coordinated fiscal and program planning look like in the special education division at the Connecticut Department of Education?

We also highlight related CIFR and NCSI resources to support states in meeting and communicating about fiscal requirements as well as intentional resource allocation. As always, we share some favorite soups and end with a soup joke!

Episode Show Notes

February 2022