Ian Tyson is a member of PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting practice where he focuses on financial management and operational efficiencies for K-12 school districts and general municipal government clients. He is a day-to-day lead in projects supporting the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s fiscal recovery program for school districts. In this role, Ian has worked with teams to develop multi-year financial plans for school district clients to integrate financial and academic planning. He also has participated in several studies of the financial and operational impact of school district boundary changes.
Ian provides expertise in financial modeling for school districts. He has developed tools for projecting state subsidies to evaluate the impact of changes in enrollment and demographics. As part of supporting the fiscal recovery program for Pennsylvania school districts, he has modeled the financial impact of changes to school district transportation programs and the corresponding impact on cost reimbursement through the Commonwealth’s pupil transportation subsidy. Ian has lead cost analyses to support collective bargaining with teachers unions and to evaluate the costs of service for in-house personnel and contracted vendors.
In addition to his work with school districts, Ian has led or supported multiple revenue enhancement and cost recovery efforts on behalf clients across the nation. He has also worked on reviews of municipal fees for several cities, including the District of Columbia and Manassas, Virginia.
Prior to joining PFM, Ian served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at a non-profit organization that provided technical assistance and business coaching to low-income entrepreneurs.