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Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders

TASA partners with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) to offer comprehensive budget development training for school district teams — including the superintendent, chief financial officer, chief curriculum officer, and human resources officers — 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.

Upcoming Events

28 Hours of Training

The 2022-23 Texas District Leaders Budget Cohort will receive 28 hours of training. All training will be led by subject matter experts identified by TASA, TASB, and TASBO and will cover the following topics:

Sept 22, 2022

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio
(prior to TASA|TASB)

  • District data: understanding current and future data including financial, student, accountability, and program effectiveness
  • Identifying opportunities for transparency as well as the best use of district funds
  • Preparing for the October Student Snapshot to maximize funding
  • How to have true collaboration among all departments when building the budget
  • Legislative update

Nov 18, 2022

11 a.m.-12 p.m.


  • Budget allocations – learn from both large and small districts ways to effectively allocate resources to ensure equity

Dec 6, 2022

10 a.m.-12 p.m.


  • Budget implications of Chapter 21 contracts
  • Chapter 21 contract process
  • Maximizing staffing

Jan 30, 2023

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Austin Convention Center (during the Midwinter Conference)

  • Understanding Texas demographic trends and how it relates to your district
  • Looking forward to the 88th legislative session

Feb 7, 2023

10 a.m.-12 p.m.


  • Focus on Communications
    • Board members – what they need to know
    • Community – making the budget process understandable
    • Don’t forget your staff! – ways to show transparency during the budget process

Feb 14, 2023

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio
(during TASBO Engage Conference)

  • Staffing and compensation strategies for campus and auxiliary personnel
  • Recognizing the impact of staffing on the master schedule
  • Update on state funding – how to monitor the template for successful budgeting
  • The importance of building a relationship with your chief appraiser and understanding your district’s preliminary appraisal values

Apr 18, 2023

10 a.m.-12 p.m.


  • Update on the Texas economy
  • Legislative update
  • Understanding the tax rate calculations

Jun 14, 2023

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Galveston Moody Gardens
(during TASBO Summer Solutions Conference)

  • Developing revenue and expenditure estimates for FY24
  • Strategies to overcome budget challenges
  • Projecting cash flow
  • Strategies to ensure ADA is reported to receive maximum funding
  • Budgeting to ensure federal program compliance
  • Legislative update

Session topics may change based on speaker availability and the need to clarify understanding of the components of state and federal requirements.

Registration Fee

$3,750 per team (up to three participants from a district) for all eight events.
Districts may send up to two additional participants to all eight events at the rate of $500 each.

CPE Hours

Each member of your district team may earn 28 CEU/CPE hours.

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