SBO Boot Camp 

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Details 

Date: Friday, September, 30 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Program

Location: NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205

Credits: 6 Continuing Education Credits / 1 CPE credit

Cost: $165 member / $200 non-member

Overview

This full-day workshop is geared toward new school business officials. It will give an overview of all the topics you need to know when getting started in the field. Learn from experts in the State Education Department, as well as two seasoned SBOs and our own Deborah Cunningham, Director of Education and Research. This is a great opportunity to get informed, meet new colleagues, and become acquainted with the State Education Department. This is the first of two SBO Boot Camps, the second of which will be held in April 2017. April topics will include State Aid, Enrollment Reporting for Aid, System to Track and Account for Children (STAC), BOCES CO-SERS and other aids, and pupil transportation.

Course Subject Areas

Facilities Planning

Rosanne Groff, State Education Department

This session will acquaint school business officials with the role of the State Education Department's Office of Facilities Planning. It will go over topics including understanding building aid, updating your five-year capital facilities plan, completing your Building Condition Survey, planning and reporting for capital construction projects, obtaining a building permit, preparing for fire safety inspections, complying with asbestos requirements, checking your capital project status, and more.

Educational Management Services

Christina Coughlin, Coordinator, Office of Educational Management Services

This session will give school business officials an overview of the State Education Department’s Office of Educational Management Services. It will go over topics including the preparing your property tax report card, preparing your budget notice, providing services to nonpublic students, using the NYSED Business Portal, understanding reserve funds, working with BOCES, submitting administrative salary disclosure, preparing transportation contracts and leases, and more.

Smart Schools Bond Act

Christina Coughlin, Coordinator, Office of Educational Management Services

The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA), which was passed in the 2014-15 enacted budget, authorized the issuance of $2 billion to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve education throughout the state. Districts are required to submit Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIP), to be approved by a Review Board before the funds are made available. This session will go over details regarding eligible expenditures under the SSBA, preparing your SSIP, accounting for the SSBA, and other details.

Child Nutrition

Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator, Child Nutrition Program, State Education Department

This session will give an overview of child nutrition as it relates to school finance. It will include program eligibility, income verification, nutrition standards, procurement standards, grant opportunities, contracting with food service management companies, paid lunch equity, charging policies, professional standards, claiming deadlines, reimbursement, and more.

Budget Development and Reporting

Sherri Fisher, Assistant Superintendent for Management Services and Strategic Planning, South Colonie CSD
Lisa Kyer, Business Administrator, Lansingburgh CSD

This session will present an overview of revenue sources, expenditure patterns, the budget development cycle, and state requirements for budget development and reporting. It will go over best practices for managing fund balance and administering, reporting on, and communicating about your budget. It will also give some tips for aligning resources with student learning.

Property Tax Cap

Deborah Cunningham, Director of Education and Research, NYSASBO

1 CPE Credit

This session will give an overview of the property tax cap, reporting requirements, calculation elements, exclusions, the override vote process, carryover, and best practices for budgeting within the tax cap.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Arrival & Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Facilities Planning

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Educational Management Services

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Smart Schools Bond Act

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Child Nutrition

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Budget Development & Reporting

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Property Tax Cap

 

Part Two

Details 

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Program

Location: NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205

Credits: 6 Continuing Education Credits / up to 3 CPE credits

Cost: $165 member / $200 non-member

 

Overview

This full-day workshop is geared toward new school business officials. It will give an overview of all the topics you need to know when getting started in the field. Learn from experts in the State Education Department, as well as seasoned SBOs and members from NYSASBO's Research Department. This is a great opportunity to get informed, meet new colleagues, and become acquainted with the State Education Department.

Course Subject Areas

State Aid

BOCES CO-SERs and other aids

Enrollment reporting for aid

System to track & account for children (STAC)

Pupil Transportation

Long Range Financial Planning

 



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Cancellations must be received in writing (or by email at asbomail@nysasbo.org) three full days prior to the start of the program and are subject to a cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than three business days prior to the start of the program.
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