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When: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI
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When: December 21, 2016 – December 31, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI
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When: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
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Get the latest from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) on state aid, 1022, and other hot topics. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the people at MDE you work with all year


When: October 24, 2017
Where: East Lansing, MI
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There are numerous legal issues that affect purchasing. Learn about bid performance and payment bonds, contractor insurance coverage, the numerous school safety requirements for contractors, federal contract requirements, the handling of Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, records retention, and ethics to ensure a fair purchasing process for your school district.

R=Certified Purchasing Officer E=all... Details
When: October 27, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI
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Presenter(s): Brenda Voutyras and Jeff Zylstra, Stifel Nicolaus, Jeffery Soles, Thrun Law Firm, P.C. and Paul Stauder, Public Financial Management, Inc.

Examine legal and practical issues relating to how school districts bond, borrow, and invest funds. Get an overview of cash flow analysis, arbitrage, and general borrowing and investing options.

R=Chief Financial Officer E=all... Details
When: November 1, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI

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Presenter: Larry Thomas, Oakland Schools

Participate in identifying short- and long-term goals in all aspects of school district activities. Explore opportunities for your school district through current research, practices and datasets. A strategic plan moves the district toward the achievement of its mission and goals. Facilitate the strategic planning process and assisting in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and revision ... Details
When: November 1, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI

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Understand the 941’s, W-2’s, tax deposit requirements, business expense accounting, retirement incentives, and other related paperwork related to payroll. Learn how to track sick time accurately. Be aware of the payroll function as it relates to automation, i.e. EFT, garnishments, and vendors. Know the difference between salary and hourly employees and how the payroll function may change.

R=School Payroll Specialist E=all... Details
When: November 28, 2017
Where: Lansing, MI
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Presenter: Jeremy Motz, Clark Hill, PC and Sandra Elka, Huron Valley Schools

Learn the basics of performing the purchasing function, including: related Michigan laws, the structure of a purchasing operation, electronic and cooperative purchasing, bidding, reviewing contracts, leasepurchase options, and “partnerships.”


R=Chief Financial Officer, Facilities Director, and Business Office Manager E=all... Details
When: December 5, 2017
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Presenters: Kim Bruske and Chris Frank, Saginaw ISD, and Kristi Kraft-Bellsky, Yeo & Yeo, P.C.

Know the laws and regulations related to the payroll function, including state and federal payroll laws and regulations, pertinent tax regulations, employee retirement plans, practical aspects of completing a payroll, and electronic check deposits.

R=Chief Financial Officer and Business Office Manager E=all... Details
When: December 7, 2017

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Presenters: Susan Bordewyk and Jon Tilma, Forest Hills Public Schools and Ryan Nicholson, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

Get an overview of the policies and procedures that should be in place, including Acceptable Use Policies (AUP), network policies, e-mails, filtering of network, listservs, laptops, copyright, licensing, and software selection policies. Understand asset management, Web publishing, and the Children’s Internet Protection Act... Details
When: December 13, 2017

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Cost $150 Full Day/$75 Refresher only

This annual refresher course is for persons who are accredited inspectors and management planners through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved training program. The EPA requires reaccreditation of inspectors and management planners who perform work under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). To maintain your status as an accredited inspector you must attend the annual half day (4 hours) reaccreditation training,... Details
When: December 15, 2017
Where: Waterford, MI
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Cost: $150

Many school districts and other employers do not have a designated person or have not provided training for the current designated person in asbestos handling. It is a requirement of the EPA that a designated person receive “adequate” training to manage the asbestos program. This one-day workshop will provide an excellent knowledge base of the AHERA law and a common sense approach to managing asbestos and the asbestos written... Details
When: January 10, 2018
Where: Lansing, MI
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Presenter: Scott Little, MSBO

The focus of this class is primarily to provide facilities directors with ideas and terminology that can help them analyze and communicate issues in their operations from a cost perspective. We will cover life cycle costing concepts, but we’ll also look at facilities benchmarks, energy management, marketing and reporting on the facilities department.

R=Facilities Director E=all... Details
When: January 11, 2018

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The Financial Strategies Conference provides useful information just in time for negotiations and your budget process • tools that will help maximize your effectiveness as your district’s school business leader. Get the latest information on economy, budget, state aid, legislation and other hot topics.


When: January 16–17, 2018
Where: Grand Rapids, MI