Budget Boot Camp for Site Administrators
Best Practices in Developing, Managing and Controlling Budgets for Site General Fund, Categorical Programs and Student Body Funds
A two-day institute that provides participants with all they need to know about site budgets
The demands put upon site principals, vice principals and site support staff have substantially increased. Being a good educational leader alone, although still of paramount importance, does not suffice any more. Site managers are expected to know much more than they were expected to know only a few years ago -- every aspect of the job held by a general manager of a business operation.
Unfortunately, despite increased demands, responsibility, expectations and resulting accountability, no comprehensive training programs have been developed and made available to prepare educational leaders to handle complex and tedious budgeting matters. The TSS/ACSA Budget Boot Camp was developed at the request of site administrators who believe that such a training program is not only needed, it is vital to the successful career and professional growth of today’s site administrators.
The curriculum covered by the TSS/ACSA Budget Boot Camp will include:
Understanding how to manage budgets is not only vital for site administrators for success in their current positions, it is important for those who aspire for advancement through promotional opportunities like higher site and district level positions.
Who Should Attend?
Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans, Site staff with responsibility for budget management, as well as District-level managers with responsibility to supervise and evaluate site administrators.
Participants will receive a binder with a copy of the materials presented and shared by all presenters along with any supplemental handout materials filed in the appendices. Additionally, participants may be provided convenient tools and simple spreadsheets to assist in the day-to-day budget management.
About the Presenter
Dr. Joseph Pandolfo
has worked in public education for almost 30 years as both a teacher and administrator. His current responsibilities as Deputy Superintendent of Business Services for the Rincon Valley Union School District include supervising an annual general fund budget of over $40 million as well as managing a $54 million-facility program. He also supervises all of the financial and operational departments of the District. Dr. Pandolfo came to Rincon Valley after working ten years as a school business administrator in the Mid-West, where he was Director of Finance and Operations for the Westchester Elementary School District in Westchester, Illinois. Joseph is President of the Redwood Empire Schools.
is a school district chief business official who has been credited with developing and implementing sound business practices including strong and well-tested site budget development and control processes. She has worked in the realm of education finance for over 20 years. She has been extensively involved in providing training to site administrators about the matters pertaining to budgets and LCFF and LCAP. She is currently the Chief Business Officer and Governmental Relations for the Riverside Unified School District. She has developed training programs to assist site administrators in understanding and managing budgets.
has served as the Chief Business Official at a number of school districts in California. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently the president and chief executive officer of Total School Solutions. Throughout his career, he has worked with site managers in ensuring stronger controls on site level spending and in developing sound business practices. He understands the importance of empowering site administrators with budgeting decisions and the responsibility that comes along with them. He believes that well-designed training is vital to the success of site-based budgeting to ultimately help students through well-managed program budgets.
Date, Time and Location
Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Registration: 8:00 AM.
Location: Total School Solutions
Fees and Cancellation
Cost: $575 per person; $695 after June 6, 2018.
Cancellations received by June 6, 2018 will be subject to a $50 fee.
All materials included.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to email@example.com
Method of Payment
Make check payable to: Total School Solutions
Please bring a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.
For further information, please email Susan Lendway.