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Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders

TASA joined with TASB and TASBO in 2019-20 to offer comprehensive budget development training for school district teams — including the superintendent, chief financial officer, and chief curriculum officer — that is designed to allow districts to better utilize their finance and business functions to support and enhance other areas, including curriculum and instruction, human resources, and special programs.

The 2019-20 cohort (sorry, registration closed in August!) is meeting throughout the school year both online and at TASA, TASB, and TASBO events.

Upcoming Session

Jan 29

Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders, Session 2

January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In-Person Training Topics

In-person training is led by subject matter experts and offered throughout the school year in conjunction with other TASA, TASB, and TASBO conferences. Attendance at all four in-person sessions is required for completion of the training. (Attendance at TASA/TASB/TASBO conferences requires separate registration fees.) Topics include:

Session 1

Finance issues such as data, projecting state and local revenue, working with board members and appraisal districts, rollback rates, transparency and communication of the budget

Session 2

Collaboration among departments, tying the budget to the strategic plan, monitoring the budget, and understanding the components of the state funding formula

Session 3

Human resources including staffing, benefits, impact of the master schedule on staffing, collaboration on staffing between departments, campus budgets, and legal notifications

Session 4

PEIMS, economic outlook, debt management, cash flow, and your district’s FIRST rating

Online Training

In addition to the in-person training sessions, the 2019-20 cohort will receive four hours of online training throughout the school year. Topics include:

Legislative Update: How prepared are you to implement HB 3?

Double Check Your Master Schedule: Are you maximizing the minutes of instruction and receiving full funding?

Understanding Census Data Blocks

Understanding Program Funding Spending Requirements: Best Practices for Allocation & Monitoring

Registration Closed

Registration has closed.
The 2019-20 Budget Cohort is full!

Representatives from 50 districts met in person for the first time at the TASA|TASB Convention in September.


CPE Hours

Each member of your district team may earn 25 CEU/CPE hours.

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