CASBO Workshops

Payroll Boot Camp - 3 days - January 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

CASBO has partnered with the Sonoma County Office of Education and FCMAT to develop a Payroll Boot Camp for current and aspiring school business payroll professionals.  Payroll Boot Camp will be a 3-day intensive event.

At Payroll Boot Camp, students will gain an understanding of:

  • Computation from gross to net;
  • Federal, State, and local statutes, rules and regulations; and
  • Education code, labor law and tax administration; and
  • Much More

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Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 02/01/2018 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Compliance issues
  • Commonly asked questions and strategies to improve attendance accounting
  • Statutory provisions
  • Systems and tools for monitoring compliance with statutory school days/instructional minutes
  • Strategies to improve pupil attendance
  • Statutory provisions for pupil attendance accounting
  • Board policies and procedures and education codes
  • Attendance reporting and truancy laws
  • Internal audit function
  • Staff development for attendance personnel
  • Audit guide update

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General Education Employment Laws & Legal Issues - 02/09/2018 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Common labor and employment issues
  • Legal requirements for hiring, managing and releasing school employees
  • Proper prevention and responses to the Americans With Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, discrimination and sexual harassment claims
  • Laws and strategies for labor relations in the new world of the Local Control Funding Formula




Year-End Closing - 04/03/2018 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Year-end reporting basics
  • Accruals
  • Federal interest calculation
  • Categoricals
  • Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) forms
  • Indirect cost rate
  • Maintenance of effort

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NEW! CalSTRS & CalPERS: Common Issues & Employer Liability - 04/20/2018 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A description of CalSTRS & CalPERS;

Over the past few years, changes to CalSTRS and CalPERS laws and regulations have redefined and changed how CalSTRS and CalPERS view creditable compensation, restructuring of salary and potential spiking issues.  Numerous audits have found that employers are frequently misreporting items of compensation, resulting in improper over payments to retirees, among other things. Such misreporting potentially exposes districts to significant liability, including "re-paying" the system for some or all of the over payments made to the retirees and paying higher employer contribution rates than required.  

This workshop will provide you with guidance on these requirements, offer tips and pointers, and demonstrate best practices to help you avoid audit findings of misreported compensation items.

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Advanced Budgeting - 04/27/2018 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A brief review of California School Budgets;

  • Review of responsibilities
  • Policies and calendars
  • The budget building pyramid approach
  • The school budget development process
  • Steps in budget development
  • Revenues
  • Expenditures
  • Position control
  • Multi-year forecasting
  • Monitoring and reporting on the budget during the fiscal year
  • Budget documents and presentations
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New- Creating Effective Board Presentations - 04/27/2018 - 8:30 am - 12 pm

Designed for Superintendents, Chief Business Officials, Directors, Coordinators and any other Administrative professionals responsible for creating or delivering board reports and presentations

  • Telling a story in a board presentation
  • Using Charts, graphics and photos to illustrate key points
  • Writing and delivering for understanding/building support
  • Capturing audience attention
  • Developing a program that clearly explains the topic and influences decision-making when to us (or not use) Power Point slides
  • Understanding audience and public information needs

Presenting before a board of education seems easy enough, but for some it may be daunting.  This course will provide you with hands-on tips and tools for effectively presenting at any board meeting, whether you're presenting on your District or County Office of Education Budget, Local Control Accountability Plans, bond updates, or more.  We'll show you how to get your key points across in an easy, user-friendly way and provide you with sample presentations.  The workshop will allow for hands-on work time, and you'll leave with lessons that may be extended to any presentation you need to make.

To Register: Coming Soon