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 Schools 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.
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.
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.
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.