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On the last Friday of every month, hosts Jay Staley and Matt Bubness invite you to discover how you can strengthen your school operations. With a rotating panel of guests, this webinar series will explore a timely new topic each month, sharing best practices and resources to help support your school district.

May 2024

Best practices in strategic financial planning and budgeting

Budgeting is a critical process for K-12 schools. As schools face constant pressure to provide high-quality services with limited resources, effective budgeting becomes essential. In this webinar, Brent Habegger joins Jay and Matt as they explore best practices for school budgeting, examine current market conditions and pressures and review strategies to better align the district’s budget with its strategic goals and objectives.

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In the realm of school construction projects, managing risks effectively is crucial to ensure successful outcomes. This webinar delves into the intricacies of construction risk audits specifically tailored for school districts. Whether you’re a school administrator or involved in construction oversight, this session provides valuable insights to enhance your understanding and approach. Join Jay Staley and Matt Bubness as they are joined by industry specialists, Tony Ollmann and Heath Whitaker, to discuss strategies to mitigate construction risk that will help you produce a successful project for your school community.

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 is a landmark federal law that aims to curb inflation by investing in domestic energy production and promoting clean energy. The IRA also provides a range of tax incentives and programs that can help schools reduce their energy costs, improve their energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy sources. Eligible projects include geothermal, solar, thermal energy storage tanks, and more. Join Jay and Matt as they welcome Jesse Nelson and Jeremy Buskirk to discover how the IRA can help you achieve your school district’s energy performance and sustainability goals.

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K-12 schools in the United States face many funding challenges. During this higher interest rate environment, school districts have been able to invest their funds to generate additional income to support their educational goals. As conversations are intensifying regarding impending interest rate decreases on the horizon, in this edition of the Schools Finance Power Hour Jay and Matt invite specialists Jeff Messer and George Bawcum to share best practices and effective strategies for investing your school district’s funds. You will also hear about the common pitfalls and risks to avoid.

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In this month’s session, Jay Staley kicks off the series with Matt Bubness. Together, they share insights on preparing for the expiration of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds in 2024. They discuss sustaining effective programs and strategies using already implemented ESSER funds and how to maximize the impact of your investments.

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Jay Staley
Director
Matt Bubness
Director
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