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Budget & Finance Workshops


January 29  |  Norfolk
Lifelong Learning Center | 801 E. Benjamin Ave

February 5 | Kearney
Holiday Inn | 110 S. 2nd Ave


5:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM Dinner, followed by the workshop
8:30 PM Adjourn

Suggested Audience: 
School Board Members; Superintendents/ESU Administrators

budget finance mf cdSchool finance is a complex task. The Leadership Team, comprised of both the board and Superintendent/ESU Administrator is responsible for managing the finances within their district/ESU. This evening workshop will feature former superintendents Carl Dietz and Matt Fisher, two school finance experts, who will share their experiences in:

  • Overview of individual school funds and approved uses for those funds 
  • TEEOSA Formula 101 
  • How to share budget & finance information with the community
  • What financial information should be shared with the board and how often. 
  • Coding – how coding can be used to track the overall budget, SPED, poverty and state aid
  • Learning how Special Education can impact total spending, what is included in SPED costs 
  • Discussion of the NDE budget document 
  • Using your Annual Financial Report
  • Negotiations - what can be negotiated & what to expect 
  • Cash reserves and tax receipts by month and the importance of cash carryover
  • Other financing options – TANs, lease-purchase

This workshop will be suited for both new board members and administrators just learning the process, as well as seasoned veterans who have been through this annual process.