School Finance and Management Conference

About the Workshop

Governor Gavin Newsom’s first opportunity to put forth his vision for public education was in January, and for the most part he doubled down on his proposals in the May Revision. Now the real negotiations begin with the Legislature. Our opportunity to provide the final results of these negotiations and how they impact your local agency will be at our annual School Finance and Management Conference, which has been the centerpiece of school agency financial management and business planning for over 40 years. Each year we revise the content, delivery, and supporting materials in order to keep each presentation fresh and informative. This is also the premier networking event for professionals involved in public education.

As with our prior conferences, this year’s program will focus on the newly adopted State Budget, current management issues, and implementation of current initiatives for public education. Additionally, we have expanded our focus on pending legislation, including charter school reform, school dashboard updates, and proposals related to Special Education funding.

While the Conference will discuss how the State Budget deals with the ongoing economic issues, the primary focus will be on K-12 education programs, along with tips and ideas for making the most of your resources. Additionally, our presentation will discuss forecasts of school funding for future years—a critical factor for multiyear projections and, therefore, budget-year decisions.

As always, we value your time and will deliver the information in a half-day format. We are also offering the Conference in four locations; we travel more, so you travel less. Sign up today to get your preferred location!

You have the option to download the essential resource materials, as well as the presentation itself, to iPads and other devices. Additionally, we will continue to provide a “boardready” budget presentation that can easily be tailored to your local agency and used for your own presentations.

Conference Topics

 The Conference will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., and will focus on the following topics:

  • California’s economy and state tax revenues
  • Proposition 98 funding and its impact on K-12 education funding as the cap on local reserves—and what may change during the year
  • Potentially higher funding targets for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the impacts to local agency operations and budgets
  • Major legislative proposals: charter schools, Special Education, and school bonds
  • Changes to other funding sources and the specific impact on your school agency
  • Employee leaves, pension, employment, and other reforms
  • Federal policy changes and their impact on California's economy and/or education system
  • Collective bargaining issues and the impasse process
  • Facilities funding, local bonds, and the requirements for local agencies receiving Proposition 51 bond funds
SSC Clients:

$250 per attendee
$350 per attendee

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

Dates and Locations
July 09, 2019   McClellan Conference Center - Sacramento  
July 10, 2019   Ontario Convention Center  
July 11, 2019   Visalia Convention Center  
July 12, 2019   Santa Clara Biltmore  
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