State Budget workshops

May Revision Workshop

May 20, 2021
This year is like no other, impacting every aspect of our lives and the lives of students and families across our state and the nation—the pandemic, the economy, state revenues for education, COVID-19 prevention plans, and learning loss mitigation plans, just to name a few. While the May Revision is a statutorily required action by the Administration every year, this year it is an opportunity . . .

Subject-Based workshops

March 8, 2021

2021–22 LCAP: A Focused Look at the New Templates—A Two-Hour Webinar

In January 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved a new template for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). While the intent was to utilize the template for the development of the 2020–21 LCAP, the pandemic brought those plans to an abrupt halt. Now, after a year reprieve, we turn our attention back to the LCAP process and the use of the new template.
March 16, 2021

Charter Schools—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

The charter school landscape has changed dramatically over the past two years with new requirements aimed at providing greater accountability, transparency, and oversight of charter schools. This online webinar will highlight these changes and give attendees information and tools to meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate new and renewal petitions for charter schools, and understand the ways in which charter schools can access facilities.
March 23, 2021

Special Education: Both Sides of the Equation—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

In light of funding inadequacy, growing compliance demands, increased expectations for improved student outcomes, and anticipated changes to the Assembly Bill 602 Funding Model—local educational agencies must ensure effective program and resource management. Understanding what is driving special education costs locally is essential in operating legally defensible programs for students with disabilities that are also cost effective. With these important issues in mind, this webinar will provide participants with the most up-to-date information on funding changes, tools and tips for managing high-quality cost-effective special education programs, and guidance on ways to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
April 20, 2021

The Audit Challenge—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

Every year the Audit Regulations are updated to add new programs based on newly enacted legislation or audit findings identified through the submission of audit reports to the State Controller’s Office. The Audit Challenge webinar will provide business administrators and staff with information and best practices to better understand the audit process, and stay informed about the latest changes to audit requirements.
May 4, 2021

Construction Basics and Accounting—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

The November 2020 election brought good news for local educational agencies as about 80% of the bonds on the ballot were approved by voters. This is much-needed funding for new construction and modernization projects in the absence of a statewide facilities bond, and will require the establishment and/or support of existing facilities and facilities-specific fiscal processes. This webinar will provide an overview of the timelines and approvals necessary for the construction and/or modernization of a school facility, and step-by-step details on the basics of school construction accounting.
May 25, 2021

Employee Attendance and Leave Management—An Interactive Two-Part Webinar Series

Managing employee leaves has and will continue to be challenging as changes in law and regulation require local educational agencies (LEAs) to carefully track eligibility for leave under federal and state laws, a local collective bargaining agreement, board policies, and local practice. In addition, understanding and managing Reasonable Accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act can be particularly taxing for human resources departments if not managed in compliance with the law. This webinar will provide participants with operational advice on how to effectively manage employee leaves, and as well as how to minimize complaints of discrimination in the workplace in this era of continuing change.

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.