Curious about how the legislature works? Wondering how to effectively communicate with elected officials? If so, we have a session just for you. This session will help you gain an understanding of the Minnesota legislature and give you a 101 on how it works. You will learn the importance of grassroots advocacy, different ways you can connect with your elected officials and how to craft your elevator pitch to tell your school finance story.
Learn what your roles and responsibilities are as a bond issuer, both before and after the issuance of debt. We will walk through the key components of a bond transaction and discuss who and what is involved in the debt issuance process, and what comes after the sale and closing.
This course will explain the general ed components, including what they are, and what types of expenditures to code to each. The session also covers how state aids are related to the different systems. It will be offered as a live virtual session utilizing Zoom.
This session provides an overview of the cycles and timelines of budgeting for schools, and includes discussions of budget procedures and assumptions, including strategic planning and contract/bargaining. Issues associated with budget reductions, including community involvement and staff reductions, will also be covered. It will be offered as a live event as well as ondemand at a later date.
In this session, participants will learn about the present state of the economy, discover best practices/concepts with regards to investing public funds, and explore different investment options to help maximize earnings in the current interest rate environment.
Cyber Insurance rates are increasing dramatically and school districts are scrambling to meet provider requirements for coverage. In this session, participants will learn about some basic requirements that insurance companies are requiring and how districts can comply. Additionally, we will talk about steps a school district can take to improve their cyber security risk profile which may result in lower premiums in the future. Topics will include multi factor authentication (MFA), data encryption, risk assessment, incident response, security awareness training, and more.