Portand, OR (The Portland Building)
Experience/participation in school budgeting
School district senior leadership and participants in the budget process - including superintendents, chief financial officers, budget directors, etc.
Connecting resource allocation and student achievement is the most essential aspect of planning and budgeting for school districts; however, it can also be one of the most challenging. This seminar is designed for school districts participating or interested in learning more about GFOA’s Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting (“Alliance”) program and will provide participants an opportunity to collaboratively discuss and participate in hands-on exercises using information from their own districts.
Districts involved in previous cohorts of the Alliance will help facilitate the session, as well as share their own experiences and successes in implementing the Best Practices in School Budgeting. Topics will include finding available resources to pay for new initiatives, cost-effectiveness measures, and developing a strategic financial plan.
The training seminar will take place on August 30. GFOA Trainers will also be available on August 31 from 8:30 AM to noon to facilitate a workshop and provide additional guidance and coaching on GFOA’s best practices and answer any participant questions. Participation in the August 31 workshop is voluntary.
NOTE: This seminar is designed specifically for districts located in the Pacific Northwest. GFOA will host a nation-wide meeting of the Alliance on November 2-3 in Chicago.
This seminar will aid participants in learning more about GFOA's Best Practices in School Budgeting budget process framework and how to implement - including cost savings strategies, strategic financial plan development, goal setting, etc.