To help districts with financial planning, the New Jersey School Boards Association is offering a school finance conference “Hot Topics in School Finance & Budgeting” on Friday, Feb. 9. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. 08550.

Sessions include:

  • The Board’s Role in Finance and Budget Development
  • Group Insurance Risk Management Strategies
  • Costing Out the Labor Agreement
  • Putting Money Back into Your District

The training will also include a networking “Lunch and Learn” featuring roundtable discussions on hot topics in school finance, and a closing question and answer session, offering attendees an opportunity to ask any of their questions not covered over the course of the day.

Cost/Registration Information The cost is $99 per person. Registration of school board members and other district staff that have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator, who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration.

Professional Development The program offers 4 Board Member Academy credits and 4 Qualified Purchasing Agent credits for school business administrators.

Who should attend? School board members, business administrators, superintendents, and district staff members with an interest in school finance.

For questions regarding this program, please email Lou Schimenti.