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School Finance Seminar -
The WASB/WASBO 2013 School Finance Seminar will provide school board members with the finance information needed to govern their districts effectively and efficiently. Learn about the state’s school funding system, key deadlines in the district budgeting cycle and relevant statutory changes. The seminar will also feature a session on how to build trust with the community around finance and other issues. The WASB and the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) co-sponsor the School Finance Seminar.
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Please contact the WASB to register for the Day at the Capitol or register onsite for the School Finance Seminar. 608-257-2622
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Day at the Capitol -
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Join school board members and administrators from around the state to take our message to the Capitol!
On the agenda:
  • Increasing Revenue Limits and State Aid (To Align Costs with Available Revenues While Holding Down Property Taxes)
  • Stopping Voucher Expansion and Creation of Special Education Vouchers
  • Curbing the Proposed Loss of School Board Authority over Charter Schools

School officials need to make their voices heard and ensure that school districts have the funding and flexibility to meet the needs of their students and maintain quality programs.

By working together, we can make a more powerful statement, so be sure your district is represented on this important day.

School Finance Seminar Schedule At-A-Glance - March 12, 2013
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Track 1 -
8:30-11 am
Investing in Wisconsin Public Schools
• WASBO and WASB Consultants
12:15 pm
School District Fiscal Audit
• Kathy Guralski, Auditor, DPI School Financial Services
12:30-1:15 pm
1:30-2:30 pm
Referendum Process

• Michele Wiberg, Director, Wisconsin Public Finance, PMA Financial Network, Inc.
• Bob Borch, Senior Financial Advisor, PMA Financial Network, Inc.

2:45-3:45 pm
Ask the Experts

• Jerry Landmark, Director, DPI School Financial Services
• Bob Borch, Senior Financial Advisor, PMA Financial Network, Inc.

Track 2 -
8:30-11 am
Understanding Wisconsin School Finance House
• David Carlson, WASB
• John Kasha, Seymour Community School District
• Peter Ross, Seymour Community School District
• Bambi Statz, UW-Whitewater, Association for Equity in Funding
12:15 pm
Your Community and Your Budget
• Deb Gurke, Director, WASB Governance and Leadership Development
12:30-1:15 pm
1:30-2:30 pm
The School District Budget Cycle

• Ken Mischler, Director of Business Services, Manitowoc Public Schools
• David Carlson, DPI Retired Director of the School Financial Services Team

2:45-3:45 pm
2013-15 State Budget Update
• Dan Rossmiller, WASB Government Relations Director
• Joe Quick, WASB Government Relations Specialist
Day at the Capitol Schedule At-A-Glance - March 13, 2013
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9:00 am
9:05 AM
2013-15 State Budget Briefing
9:30 am
Legislative Panel (Key Members of the Joint Finance Committee)
10:30 am
10:45 am
WASB Priorities
11:00 am
DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch
11:15 am
More on WASB Priorities and Tips for Effective Meetings
11:45 am
Lunch/State Superintendent Candidate Forum
1:30 pm
Visits with Legislators at the Capitol
1:30 pm
Committee Hearings
Want More? Attend a Workshop on Tuesday, March 12, 6-9 pm
The climate in most organizations is set at the top. A positive climate results from a leadership culture that appreciates and publicly values the role that each person in the organization plays. In addition, the role that parents and other community members are invited to play contributes greatly to the overall school climate. In this workshop, you will learn and practice skills that will help you develop a climate that supports student achievement.
Deb Gurke, WASB Director of Governance and Leadership Development
Tuesday, March 12, 6-9 pm; Monona Terrace, Madison - Meeting Room K-P
Please register onsite
Registration Information
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WASB/WASBO School Finance Seminar: $115 per participant
WASB Day at the Capitol: $85 per participant
WASB/WASBO School Finance Seminar and WASB Day at the Capitol: $185 per participant

Registration fees include the program, reference materials, coffee break and lunch.

Deadline for registration: One week before each seminar.

No refunds will be given unless cancellation is received at the WASB Madison office by one week before event date. To cancel, please call 608-257-2622 or toll-free 877-705-4422.

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