This session will cover the financial differences between traditional districts and charter schools, including the funding and restriction of funds. It will be presented by Kara Lundin, Business Manager at Grand Rapids Schools, who has experience in both charter school financial management and school business and finance.
In this session, we'll discuss how to prepare for the Title budget amendment window, including what documentation to gather, how to navigate amending your budget in SERVS, and where to find additional resources.
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 session provides the process and benefits of creating and maintaining a Cashflow Spreadsheet. A Sample Cashflow Spreadsheet is provided for you to get started and from the Sample Cashflow Spreadsheet you will be able to create a Spreadsheet specific to your school district’s cash flow needs.
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.
A group of southern Minnesota business managers were discussing the many impacts of the coronavirus on their districts, and the result was a list of “Gains and Losses.” Tom shares this framework and how he has applied it to his work in his own district, and will facilitate a group discussion of possible impacts for your district now and in the future.
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.