State Budget workshops

May Revision Workshop

May 19 - 21, 2020
As expected, 2020–21 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for school administration and finance. This workshop provides the information needed to close the books for 2019-20 and to finalize local educational agency budgets for 2020-21, both of which are assured to be full of changes.

Due to guidance from public health officials, combined with the challenges of implementing social distancing protocols intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, March sessions for the Federal Compliance-How to Stay out of Trouble and the Employee Attendance and Leave Management workshops have been postponed.

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Subject-Based workshops

February 4, 6, 13, April 3, 14, 2020

Declining Enrollment: Strategies for Success During Challenging Times

During the Great Recession and recovery through 2017–18, statewide K–12 enrollment was essentially unchanged. Student enrollment trends have varied widely based on geographic location, with some local educational agencies (LEAs) growing in enrollment and others declining. The outlook for the future is uncertain, as the state Department of Finance forecasts declining enrollment statewide over the next ten years.
April 7 - 8, 15 - 16, 2020

Special Education: Both Sides of the Equation

Across the state, the number of students with disabilities continues to grow while overall student enrollment declines. State and federal special education revenues have long been inadequate, and the squeeze from increased need and reduced resources only adds to the necessity for higher General Fund contributions.
April 21, 23, 28, 2020

The Audit Challenge

A finding of noncompliance can result in an LEA losing a significant amount of revenue. Knowledge and preparation could be the key to resolving issues early. This workshop incorporates need-to-know, up-to-date information on all of these changes and sound advice on internal controls and fraud prevention.

Online workshops

Associated Student Body

The number one area for findings in an audit report are those in the area of Associated Student Body. It is critical that district—and site—level staff receive training in this area on a regular basis to ensure that the district, as well as the employees, are being protected.

Charter Schools - A Three Part Series

This three-part online series will help attendees meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate new and renewal petitions for charter schools, and understand the ways in which charter schools can access facilities. Employees charged with the review of charter petitions, oversight of charter schools, or those working with charter schools wishing to access district facilities under Proposition 39 (2000) should register and take part in this three-part series.