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.
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.
What to Bring
The items on this list and your personal laptop (very important!)
The 2022-23 Budget Cohort for Texas District Leaders is a series of eight events to be held throughout the school year. It 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, chief curriculum officer, and human resources officers should attend together. Up to three team members are included in the registration fee! All training will be led by subject matter experts identified by TASA, TASB, and TASBO and will follow this schedule of topics.
The January 2023 training is the fourth in the series, will be conducted during the TASA Midwinter Conference (11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at the Austin Convention Center, and focuses on the following topics:
- Understanding Texas demographic trends and how it relates to your district
- Looking forward to the 88th legislative session
The 2022-23 Texas District Leaders Budget Cohort will receive 28 hours of training.
$3,750 per team (up to three participants from a district) for all eight events.
REGISTER ONLINE AT TASBO.ORG
Districts may send up to two additional participants to all eight events at the rate of $500 each.