School Finance Template Boot Camp (formerly Budget Boot Camp)

TASA’s School Finance Template Boot Camp (formerly known as Budget Boot Camp), redesigned in 2020 and renamed last year, has long been considered a valuable asset to administrators. Recent changes to school finance formulas, including implementation of the new $100,000 homestead exemption and additional tax compression, have made the revenue estimation process more of a challenge than ever. This hands-on session will break down the steps to template completion one by one, and staff will be available to work with you individually and answer questions. The next School Finance Template Boot Camp will be conducted in conjunction with the 2024 TASA Midwinter Conference.


2024 Schedule

Sunday, January 28, 8 a.m.-12 pm.


Registration will open at 9 a.m., Tuesday, October 3, 2023. You must register for the 2024 TASA Midwinter Conference in order to register for the School Finance Template Boot Camp. Find more information on the TASA Midwinter Conference registration webpage.

This event should not be confused with the TASA/TASB/TASBO Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders event that will be held at the Austin Convention Center Monday, January 29, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you are already registered for the Budget Cohort series, you are not required to purchase Midwinter Conference registration to attend ONLY the Budget Cohort event on Monday.

What to Bring

The items on this list and your personal laptop (very important!)