School Finance 101, 201 and 301 Digital Workshops
Our popular school finance workshops are back and better than ever! These workshops are normally held during Annual Convention in November. After we made the decision to hold Convention online this year, we opted to move the school finance workshops to accommodate your busy schedules. These digital workshops are two hours in length and will be held via Zoom.
Special thanks to Forecast5 Analytics
for sponsoring these workshops.
School Finance 101 Digital Workshop
Nov. 30, 6–8 p.m.
If you’re a newer board member, you’ll value this introduction and overview of basic school finance concepts and terminology. The workshop will introduce budgeting and funding components in relation to your role on the board.
Registration for School Finance 101 has closed. The workshop recording is available for purchase for $45. For questions, email Michelle Johnson or call (515) 247-7055.
School Finance 201 Digital Workshop
Dec. 8, 6–8:30 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 workshop. You’ll also understand trends using real-world data to help you meet the challenges your district may face. As we emphasize the importance of forecasting, Forecast 5 will join this workshop to provide information on applying and using their model for your district.
Registration for School Finance 201 has closed. The workshop recording is available for purchase for $45. For questions, email Michelle Johnson or call (515) 247-7055.
School Finance 301 Digital Workshop
Dec. 15, 6–8 p.m.
This advanced-level workshop provides a more in-depth analysis of important concepts such as categorical fund balances, spending authority vs. cash, use of the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) and tax increment financing (TIF). You’ll also get up-to-speed on current and trending school finance issues and hear a big picture overview of the state’s budget.
Registration for School Finance 301 has closed. The workshop recording is available for purchase for $45. For questions, email Michelle Johnson or call (515) 247-7055.