School Finance Workshops

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Ensuring the financial health and stability of your district is one of your most important roles and a high priority learning need according to a recent member survey. That’s why IASB offers a full line up of School Finance Workshops geared to the needs of school boards and district leaders. Take advantage of our aligned curriculum and flexible schedule with sequential and repeat sessions - allowing you to take a full day of school finance at the level that meets your needs.

School Finance 101- Basic
9-11:30 a.m. OR 1-3:30 p.m.
If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The session will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board. 
Presenter: Shawn Snyder, IASB Finance Support Director

School Finance 201 – Intermediate
9-11:30 a.m. OR 1-3:30 p.m.
When the terms “authorized budget” or “unspent balance” come up in a board meeting, you’ll know what they mean after attending this intermediate level of school finance learning. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face. 
Presenter: Gary Sinclair, IASB Financial Planning Services Director

School Finance 301 – Advanced
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
The advanced level workshop provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as cash/fund balance, spending authority, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC), fiduciary responsibility, understanding your audit report, measures of financial health, and communicating your budget to the public.
Presenter: Patti Schroeder, IASB Finance Support Director

Note: Enrollment is capped for all Convention workshops to ensure program quality. Register early!