Based on some anecdotal evidence, it seems that school administrators are very conscious of the financial concerns of the public. Therefore they are taking steps to make their year-end spending less visible by spreading it out. In other words, the money is being spent over the last 3 or 4 months of the fiscal year so a surge in June is not obvious. The retired superintendent Randall Collins of Waterford, CT Public Schools on our webinar on March 6th made that point clear. A colleague also sent me this Facebook posting by a school librarian: “We’re ordering books cos last day to do it is friday so it’s like a feeding frenzy here at the library.” Friday would be today, March 15th. If you are planning some marketing/sales efforts to get your share of this spending, it’s more important than ever to get going now, in my opinion.