This session will cover the basics of MARSS reporting, the relationship between the MARSS coordinator and the finance director, and some helpful tips on how to navigate the MARSS world. Sunday Kloncz and Kris Crocker from St. Michael-Albertville will help you to explore your MARSS world and provide some helpful information to help you navigate MARSS and how they work together to meet the challenges of MARRS reporting.
While we are now all too familiar with COVID-19 risks in our districts, it is important to consider how these risks might impact your renewals as part of your overall risk management strategy. This session will help you prepare for your 2020-21 audit, addressing topics such as making sure class changes are addressed and considerations for hours not worked. We will also talk about the 2021-22 renewal, including the rise of cyber impacts, increased preventative requirements from carriers, impacts of work from home, and much more.
The state legislature drives our school funding, policies and mandates--and understanding the process and players are important for school business officials. In this session, you will learn about the state budget process and timing, MASBO's legislative activities, and how you can keep informed of proposed legislation and advocate for your district.
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.
Based on MDE guidance, the transportation scenarios for school this fall could pose some of the biggest challenges for districts. Representatives from the Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT), along with several Business Managers, will share their plans, considerations and questions for the fall transportation scenarios.