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School Finance Workshops 2018-2019

Sponsored by Missouri Association of School Administrators & Missouri Association of School Business Officials

MASA and MOASBO have developed a series of workshops to provide school finance training for school administrators and others responsible for district finances.  The workshops are designed primarily for individuals who are newly employed in their roles; however, veterans may also find the review and information valuable.  The Setting the Tax Rate Seminar will be at the Tan-Tar-A Resort (Osage Beach) at the conclusion of the DESE Conference.  (You do not have to be registered for the DESE conference to register for this workshop.)  All other sessions will be at the MASA conference center in Jefferson City. Each workshop will begin at 11:30 am and will conclude by 3:00 pm. The registration fee is $60 per person for each session or all three sessions for $150.  The registration fee includes all workshop handouts and lunch sponsored by OPAA! Food Management and American Fidelity Assurance.  These workshops will be available live on the Internet and are free for all of those subscribed to the MASA Online Video Library.  For more information on any of these workshops, please contact: Ann Ainsworth, ann@mcsa.org, phone: 573-638-4825.  A complete registration form and other information appear on the back of this form.


Setting The Tax Rate

July 31, 2018 (Immediately following DESE Conference)

This workshop will focus on the process of setting the tax rate for a school district.  Jason Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer for the Jefferson City School District, and a MASA member representative,  will walk participants through the process of completing the State Auditor forms.  They will discuss how to plan, advertise and conduct a tax rate hearing.   Presenters will suggest documents to provide at the hearing.


Evaluating The Budget

October 24, 2018 or October 25, 2018

This workshop will assist school administrators in identifying areas of budget concern and will provide an opportunity for general discussion about budgeting and other school finance topics. Jason Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer for the Jefferson City School District and a MASA member representative, as well as DESE representatives, will lead the session. The session will also include a discussion of current and future formula funding issues as well as advice on how to identify potential problems in a district budget. 


2019-20 Budget Development

March 6, 2019 or March 7, 2019

This workshop will provide assistance to school administrators as they begin the process of developing a budget for 2019-20 Jason Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer for the Jefferson City School District, a MASA member representative, as well as DESE representatives will lead the session.  The focus of the session will be on identifying key areas of concern, estimating revenues and expenses, and a general discussion of budgeting basics.  The Governor’s budget recommendations for education will be reviewed.