Conquering Budgets: Tips and Tricks for Success in School Finance

About the Workshop

With the progression of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the connection of the budget to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and continuing changes in how we look at separate funding streams, grappling with school district and charter school budgets is more challenging than ever for business administrators—and the entire management team.

This workshop is a “must” for those who face the task of building, analyzing, and monitoring the school district or charter school budget.

Workshop Topics

A wide range of analytical methods and budget analysis, along with specific areas for budget reduction and restoration, will be addressed in this half-day workshop. Topics to be covered include:

  • Coordinating the budget development process with LCAP development
  • Linking budget items to LCAP services and actions
  • Measuring operational performance to help determine budget priorities
  • Best practices for budget planning throughout the local agency budget, including:
    • Enrollment and average daily attendance
    • Staffing and salaries
    • Health and welfare benefits
    • Pension benefits and contribution rate increases
    • Use of base grants and supplemental/concentration grants, including preparation for meeting the minimum proportionality percentage at full implementation of the LCFF
    • Other impacts of full implementation of the LCFF on the local agency budget
    • Use of one-time funds
    • Routine Restricted Maintenance Account contributions
    • Determining the adequacy of reserves
    • Considering the impact of other funds on the General Fund
  • Collective bargaining and the budget
  • Communicating to the board and other stakeholders about the changes to education funding and the impact on your local agency's budget 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for school agency administrators—superintendents, cabinet members, chief business officials, and members of the budget team.

SSC Clients:

$225 per attendee
$325 per attendee

Program Begins:
Program Ends:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Dates and Locations
September 19, 2018   Yolo County Office of Education  
September 20, 2018   Ventura County Office of Education/Conference & Educational Services Center  
September 27, 2018   Fresno County Office of Education  
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