2018 New School Administrators Conference

2018 New School Administrators Conference
New to the school business office? WASBO has the tools you need to hit the ground running in this new school year. The New School Administrators & Support Staff Conference is an intensive two day conference designed to provide you with a sound introduction to the school business office.

Get an overview of the fiscal year's key reporting deadlines, better understand the business office's roles and responsibilities, and learn about how Wisconsin public schools are financed. And that's just day one! Visit the link below for a complete schedule of session topics.

The New School Administrators & Support Staff Conference will be held in Madison on August 8-9, 2018, and is offered either as a stand alone conference, or as the first of six conferences included in WASBO's Year of Success program. WASBO developed the Year of Success program in cooperation with the School Financial Services Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. At each of the six conferences, the Year of Success features tracks specifically designed to cover time-sensitive topics and allow you to focus on understanding the most immediate and upcoming challenges. By registering for the Year of Success program, you save 25% off individual conference registration fees. Details on the Year of Success conference dates and tentative session schedules can be found at www.wasbo.com/success.

WASBO is committed to supporting new business office staff throughout the course of the year. The WASBO Mentorship Program helps to accomplish this by pairing new business officials on a one-to-one basis with experienced veterans who can serve as a resource and sounding board, help to integrate the knowledge and skills learned through conferences and self-study, assist with PDP plans including goal writing, and introduce the protégé to a network of contacts in the field. New this year all first-time participants in the program will be assigned a mentor.

For more information on Mentorship, see www.wasbo.com/mentorship or contact Mary Jo Filbrandt, WASBO Mentorship Program Coordinator.

Register below for one or more of these outstanding opportunities!

Additional Materials and Information

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial membership through 6/30/2019 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately.

When
8/8/2018 8:00 AM - 8/9/2018 4:45 PM
Where
Holiday Inn Madison At the American Center 5109 West Terrace Ave Madison, WI 53718

Program

   

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

 
Time
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
7:15 AM

Time
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
8:00 AM

There are many important reporting deadlines that you will encounter throughout the year. In addition, other key activities and issues will come up at specific times during the year. We will give you the fly-over view of what to be looking for and when, some detailed information for getting started this August and highlight the new ESSA rules as they pertain to school building budgeting, accounting and reporting.  At WASBO conferences throughout the year we will delve into each of these topics in greater detail. We will also introduce you to the DPI School Financial Services Team website, with which you should become familiar. It has tons of useful information!
Time
8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
8:15 AM

Hear from several education association professionals about the benefits of networking with your colleagues and what resources each has to offer.
Time
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
11:45 AM

There are many important reporting deadlines that you will encounter throughout the year. In addition, other key activities and issues will come up at specific times during the year. We will give you the fly-over view of what to be looking for and when, some detailed information for getting started this August and highlight the new ESSA rules as they pertain to school building budgeting, accounting and reporting.  At WASBO conferences throughout the year we will delve into each of these topics in greater detail. We will also introduce you to the DPI School Financial Services Team website, with which you should become familiar. It has tons of useful information!
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM

Time
2:15 PM - 2:25 PM
2:15 PM

Pay bills and issue payroll checks. Is that all? No! There’s more to the business office than cutting checks. Develop an understanding of the many key functions for which the business office is responsible.
Time
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
2:25 PM

Time
3:25 PM - 3:35 PM
3:25 PM

Districts receive 85-95% of their general operating revenue through state equalization aid and the local tax levy. A majority of these funds are received in December through June each fiscal year. Since expenditures remain fairly consistent throughout the year, there are times when school districts may not have enough cash on hand to meet payroll and other financial obligations. Learn how to examine your district’s cash flow to determine if and how much your district needs to cash flow borrow. Additionally, learn strategies and borrowing tools to minimize borrowing costs in the current market environment.
Time
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
3:35 PM

Time to relax, unwind, decompress and get to know your colleagues. Join us for a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and drinks, sponsored by WISC / Forecast5. (Dinner on your own).
Time
4:35 PM - 6:00 PM
4:35 PM

Thursday, 09 August 2018

 
Time
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
7:15 AM

DPI requires that districts report financial information using a specific coding system. Most districts use this for their day-to-day accounting. Learn what it all means and how the component parts fit together so that you can properly report out your information.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:00 AM

How do I code special education expenses and what is up with all of these project codes? How do I know if my staff member has the right license? What expenses are eligible for special education categorical aid? What other funding sources are available for special education costs? How do I report special education expenses to DPI? Come to this session and find the answers to all of these questions and more!
Time
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
9:10 AM

Time
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM
10:10 AM

Counting children is more than just counting the number of students in seats. Your district’s membership reflects part-time students, open enrollment students, as well as other factors that impact how many children you get to claim. This is the starting point for school finance and two important student count reports are due soon: your fall Third Friday Count as well as your summer interim session classes’ information. We will review these reports and the procedures to do this correctly.
Time
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
10:20 AM

Time
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11:20 AM

Trust. It is fundamental that you be trusted as the school’s business manager, business staff , or district administrator. Not only are you handling the district’s dollars, but the board and community are turning to you to understand the district’s finances as the district moves into the school year and prepares for the future. Learn how to earn that trust and to build on it. Without it, your job will become impossible.
Time
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
12:20 PM

Time
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
1:20 PM

“Revenue Limit - State Aid = Levy.” This session will explain this basic principles of school finance in Wisconsin. The Revenue Limit tells you how much money you can raise from certain state and local sources. It is the base for all activities related to district budget development and planning. You will need to know what is available to your district under state law. You will be introduced to how the State Equalization Aid formula works and how Equalization Aid impacts the local tax levy. This presentation will dive into the Revenue Limit calculation and review the concepts of Equalization Aid. A deeper examination of the Revenue Limit Calculation, Equalization Aid and District Tax Levies will be covered at the Fall Conference in October.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

Time
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
2:30 PM

This session is geared towards business managers and district staff who are new to compiling/filing the District’s PI-1505 DPI Full Financial Annual Report. Curriculum will address the process of uploading data into the School Finance Reporting Portal (SAFR) plus provide explanation and strategy for tackling the SAFR system edits you will need to “solve” before you can finalize and submit your report. This is the most complex report you will submit to the SFS Team, so plan to attend and develop your strategy to complete this report.
Time
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
2:40 PM

Time
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
3:40 PM

So, we've covered the basics.  This is your chance to ask follow-up questions and to find out about things that haven't been covered.
Time
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
3:50 PM

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