The New Member Circle is a monthly virtual meeting geared for active members with less than two years in the profession. It is open to active members in any job function, although it may apply more to those in the business manager role, as there will be a wide range of topics covered. Meetings will be facilitated by experienced MASBO members, and while there will always be an informational component, the primary purpose is to facilitate networking and provide new members with a way to discuss their questions, solutions and challenges in their roles.
When new school board members are elected, it is an opportunity to build relationships that will be beneficial to all. Steve Anderson, Business Manager at Proctor Schools, will share his experiences and suggestions on how to create these important connections.
Changes in the COVID-19 requirements are continuing to impact public schools. As we navigate into a second year of COVID-19, there continues to be reactive response requirements for businesses and schools. This presentation will cover the current pandemic focuses impacting the operation of school districts and identify guidance on how to plan and navigate.
In this session, presenters from MDE will provide guidance and information regarding reporting for summer/extended time programs:
Deb Meier will review UFARS Reporting; Marilynn Loehr will discuss MARSS student reporting for state-approved alternative programs (SAAPs); and Mary Barrie will cover other summer program student reporting (non-SAAP).
Keeping track of the CARES fund buckets can seem overwhelming, and in this session Kathryn will share how she is explaining the buckets to her School Board. To help newer MASBO members manage the funds in their districts, she will be joined by a group of other Business Managers who will share the basics of how they are doing internal tracking and coding, determining what documentation to keep, and preparing for the November 13 deadline.