Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders

A Partnership of TASA, TASB, and TASBO
Do you have a comprehensive budget planning process? Does it include strong collaboration among all departments, and is it tied to your strategic plan? TASA, TASB, and TASBO have joined together to offer comprehensive budget development training for school district teams.
2019-20 Budget Cohort

The 2019-20 Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders will meet throughout the year at TASA, TASB, and TASBO events . The training is designed to allow your district to better utilize its finance and business functions to support and enhance other areas, including curriculum and instruction, human resources, and special programs, so your superintendent, chief financial officer, and chief curriculum officer should attend together . Up to two additional team members may join your district team for an extra per-person fee.
4 In-Person Training Sessions
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
Collaboration among departments, tying the budget to the strategic plan, monitoring the budget, and understanding the components of the state funding formula
Human resources including staffing, benefits, impact of the master schedule on staffing, collaboration on staffing between departments, campus budgets, and legal notifications
PEIMS, economic outlook, debt management, cash flow, and your district’s FIRST rating
In-person training will be led by subject matter experts identified by TASA, TASB, and TASBO. Attendance at all four in-person sessions is required for completion of the training. (Attendance at TASA/TASB/TASBO conferences requires separate registration fees.)
+4 Hours of Online Training
In addition to the in-person training sessions, the 2019-20 cohort will receive 4 hours of online training (tentatively scheduled for August 2019 , November/December 2019 , and May 2020 ). Topics will 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
Attendance and participation is expected for online training events, which will be recorded for playback by any member of your district team unable to attend the live session.
Registration Fee

$3,000 per team (up to 3 team members)
$750 per person (up to 2 additional team members)
Each member of your district team may earn 25 CEU/CPE hours.