Budget Playground™ is now available on the App Store. The app allows New York State school districts to create multi-year budget scenarios. They can then modify those scenarios in real-time to help boards of education agree to budgets that will be acceptable to district stakeholders. Prism Decision Systems, LLC designed and developed Budget Playground™ for Cornell University’s New York State Center for Rural Schools.
“The property tax cap in New York State is a game-changer for school districts,” said Center Director Dr. John Sipple. “There is an urgent need for new tools to manage the budgeting process. Thanks to Prism Decision Systems, the Center can now offer the experienced and novice budget professional a sophisticated new tool set for generating multi-year budget scenarios.”
According to an assistant commissioner at the New York State Education Department, Budget Playground™ “is like magic…It’s a terrific app on an iPad®…I love the little charts on the side and the sliders to change scenarios are a very handy way to modify assumptions.”